Filipino Food: Sampalok… The tamarind as candy and souring agent in Philippine cuisine.
SAMPALOK — sweet / sour / salty 😛
Photo by Toyang Noresa of Spicy Tamarind Champoy from Batangas. Champoy is traditionally made not with tamarind, but yangmei fruit. And do you remember the Champoy theme song? We have the recording and lyrics!
Sampalok is the Filipino word for Tamarind — eaten as candy when ripe and used as a souring agent in dishes like sinigang!
Sinampalukang Manok by Mommy Shelette. Sampalok is tamarind. Manok is chicken. Okra
Photo by Leslie Bernarte of “Tamarind My Bell” Locally Blended Juice Drink.