Sinampalukang Manok

Sinampalukang Manok

Sinampalukang Manok is a sour soup dish composed of chicken, vegetables, and tamarind leaves. This chicken soup recipe is similar to Sinigang. The only difference is the use of tamarind leaves.


Heat oil in a cooking pot.

Saute onion and tomatoes.

When the onions and tomatoes becomes soft, add the chicken and then cook until the color of the outer part turns light brown.

Pour-in the fish sauce, and then add chicken bouillon. Stir.

Pour-in water and let boil.

Add tamarind leaves and sinigang mix powder. Simmer until chicken becomes tender.

Add the eggplant and long green beans. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes.

Put-in the spinach and cover the cooking pot. Let the cover stay for 5 to 6 minutes for the residual heat to cook the spinach.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.


  • 1 to 1 1/2 lb chicken, sliced into serving pieces
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups tamarind leaves
  • 1/2 lb long green beans (or string beans)
  • 1 medium Chinese eggplant sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sinigang mix (optional)
  • 1 chicken bouillon
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 to 4 cups water
Serves 4
45 Minutes

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