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Filipino Food: Sampalok… The tamarind as candy and souring agent in Philippine cuisine.

  • Sampalok (Tamarind) Plant with Pods
    Posted in: General Info

    Sampalok is the Filipino word for Tamarind — eaten as candy when ripe and used as a souring agent in dishes like sinigang!

  • Sampalok Champoy
    Posted in: Filipino Candy

    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!

  • Sinampalukang Manok
    Sinampalukang Manok
    Posted in: Meat

    Sinampalukang Manok by Mommy Shelette. Sampalok is tamarind. Manok is chicken. Okra included among the ingredients! Recipe and more after the website upgrade. Please check back. Thanks 🙂