4 cups unripe jackfruit (langka), peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch strips
2 cups water
4 unripe tamarind pods or sinigang sa sampalok powder
1 onion, sliced
1 (1-inch) piece ginger, sliced into 4 pieces
1 finger chili
1/2 cup small shrimp fish sauce (patis), to taste
Fresh tamarind leaves for garnish
* Put jackfruit and water in a stockpot and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until jackfruit is almost tender.
* Add tamarind pods, onions, ginger, and chili; cook until tender.
* Add shrimp and cook until they turn pink. Season with fish sauce. Discard tamarind pods.
* Remove from heat and add tamarind leaves. Serve hot.