Food Friday: Tamarind Candies



These are tamarind candies. The one on top are the real fruits preserved with sugar and salt. Both candies are a bit spicy but they're oh so gooood.

In the Philippines it is called sampaloc in Tagalog and sambag in Cebuano. The fruit pulp is edible and popular. It is used as a spice in both Asian and Latin American cuisines. The hard green pulp of a young fruit is very tart and acidic and is most often used as a component of savory dishes. The ripened fruit is sweeter, yet still distinctively sour, and can be used in desserts and sweetened drinks, or as a snack.

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11 comments:

mirage2g said...

I love the ones with big salts when dried lol. Sarap to, pwede sa tatak pinoy din ito...

Hppy weekend!

mousey said...

sweet spicy tamarind candy! oks yan kakaiba. miss ko na umakyat sa puno ng sampalok namin heheh...

nagutom ako naisip ko sinampalukang manok hahah!

maiylah said...

am drooling here, sis ... :D
oo, tawag namin dyan sambag... pero nung college ako saka ko lang nalaman na pwede pala gamitin yan sa pagluluto! hahaha.

thanks for joining this week, sis!
voted for you again! :)

happy weekend!

Z'riz said...

ahhhhh....sweet and sour! yummy!

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ShutterHappyJenn said...

I miss eating this one! Bakit nga kaya we don't get to eat it na?

Mine is posted HERE.

Tina said...

i love the sound of those. i wonder if i can get them from here? we have an old fashioned sweet shop nearby!

By way i noticed you got your script up so people can grab your lovely badge yay!

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

mm.. i havent had these before, i wonder how it taste like! but it def looks good. :)

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ces said...

awww! drool drool drool! paborito ko to!!!

francesca said...

wow mom, i loooove sampaloc. matamis tsaka maasim at the same time. yum yum! XD

Ria said...

My mouth waters just by looking at the pic...hay, miss ko na ang sampaloc!!! Mommy Liz...penge ako! joke....

maggie said...

ako din i love sampaloc, sorry ha, delayed reaction ako, ngayon lang me naligaw dito eh.

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