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The king of savory and sour, Sinigang na Baboy goes international as top 1 in the list of '10 Best Rated Soups in the World.'
Sinigang na Baboy, for the win!
The Filipino staple dish Sinigang na Baboy ranked top 1 in the list titled, "10 Best Rated Soups in the World" curated by the international food and lifestyle website, TasteAtlas.
Taste Atlas, according to the site, is a “world atlas of traditional dishes, local ingredients, and authentic restaurants.”
The dish earned a rating of 4.7 on the list that was released last January 28, 2022.
TasteAtlas described the dish as: "This variety of sinigang—Filipino savory and sour soup—consists of various pork cuts that are simmered along tamarind fruit. Tomatoes, onions, garlic, okra, white radish water spinach, and green long peppers are also commonly used for this soup."
Another Philippine dish made it into the list, which is Sinigang, with a rating of 4.6.
The description of TasteAtlas for sinigang is “a sour Filipino soup consisting of sampalok (fruits of the tamarind tree), water spinach, green pepper, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, diced tomatoes, sliced onions, ginger, green beans, water, and salt. The basic broth usually consists of rice washing, with the addition of a souring agent.”
Sinigang is a general dish, which can be cooked with pork, fish, shrimp, milkfish, beef, or chicken.
As time passed, the dish became more popular and other variations of sinigang were developed. Most of the time the souring agent is changed from tamarind to guava or raw mango.
Check out the complete “10 Best Rated Soups in the World” list by TasteAtlas below:
1. Sinigang na Baboy (Philippines) (4.7)
2. Cullen Skink (Cullen, United Kingdom) (4.7)
3. Sinigang (Philippines) (4.6)
4. Ciorbă de pește "ca-n Deltă" (Dobrogea, Romania) (4.6)
5. Ramen (Japan) (4.5)
6. Żurek (Poland and Belarus) (4.5)
7. Miso Ramen (Sapporo, Japan) (4.5)
8. Mercimek çorbası (Turkey) (4.5)
9. Šaltibarščiai (Lithuania) (4.5)
10. Tonkotsu, Ramen (Fukuoka, Japan) (4.5)