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Water Lily Sour Soup

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Food & Recipes

In the Philippines the water from washing rice is used as the cooking liquid. It is the second washing water which is used, the first rinse carrying away dust and impurities.

Serves 4.


1 litre/2 pints rice water
4 whole pods green tamarind, fresh or bottled
4 small fish steaks
or 500 g/1 lb fillets cut in pieces
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 cup sliced water-lily stems
1/2 cup sliced spring onions (scallions)
with green leaves salt and lime juice to taste

Pork Adobo

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.


1 kg/2 lb pork loin or leg chops
8-10 cloves garlic
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup white vinegar
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 bay leaves
1/2 -1 teaspoon ground black pepper
lard or oil for frying