spicy tamarind

the spicy tamarind - this is the ones i am eating right now..want some?
@jazel_juan (15767)
Philippines
February 6, 2013 11:40pm CST
just went outside to buy some food..and i saw that the store outside sells some spicy tamarind, ripe tamarinds cooked with some sugar and some chili.. now i am in heaven lol.. it keeps me from dozing as it is quite a sleepy day for me anyone tried it? i tried before ones that are just sour and sweet, this one now has some kick in it.
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@allknowing (68646)
• India
7 Feb 13
I love sour things but unfortunately they do not agree with me. When we were in school on our way there was a tamarind tree and the semi ripened tamarind tasted like heaven and your spicy combination must be elixir!
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
why does it not agree with you?
@allknowing (68646)
• India
7 Feb 13
I am highly acidic
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
oh.. my husband is also that acidic..
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
7 Feb 13
I have heard many times the tamarind, but I never asked exactly what it was. Only informing on the internet I have found that it is a tree. However, I think that you was referring to the fruit of the tamarind are edible. The pulp of unripe fruits is very rough and is therefore suitable for serving dishes, while the ripe fruits are sweeter and can be used for desserts, drinks or snacks. I do not I ever tasted. You who have felt what do you say? it is good?
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
i havent tried it for dessert because it can be very sour.. but we do it eat more like an appetizer.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
7 Feb 13
@ alberello, tamarinds are generally sour (more than sweet as i feel), some are very sour and some are sour-sweet. when you pop one in your mouth it normally make your face grimace from the sour taste, however if you like sour things you will enjoy them. Try it if you find it sometime.. :) (the ripped one with salt)
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• Philippines
7 Feb 13
How spicy do you like it? I also like to put spices on my food almost every time. I like to buy spicy pancit canton if it's available. If it's not, I just don't buy anything. I also like buying spicy add-ons for my siomai, or siopao or any Asian foods that require you to put something on it. Come to think of it, even simple finger foods such as hotdogs, tacos, pizza, I like to dip them in spicy sauce or something. It wouldn't be right to eat them. without it.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
I love spicy dips too, when we buy canton or make canton, i always have the spicy sauce or dip with it..
• Philippines
9 Feb 13
You mean you use dips on canton? That's unusual. I usually associate pancit canton with sandwich. The sandwich tastes better with it.
@reploid (1346)
• France
7 Feb 13
Never tried that, but will try anything that has tamarind in it :)
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
what are the things you tried with tamarind?
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@reploid (1346)
• France
7 Feb 13
Now, I am thinking about it again, I tried the one you tried too.. and did that a bunch of times, but it's another brand. I also tried tamarind pickle and tamarind in some kind of quite thick sweet chili sauce. and also green tamarind crushed with chili and lemon juice.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
7 Feb 13
we drink a spicey tamarind water here in mexico. Ive never really liked it...
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
8 Feb 13
oh i don't think i will like that too
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Feb 13
I have a Tamarind tree on our farm and just love them. The children would eat them ripe. I like the pulp to cook with preferably pork or chicken - gives such a tang to the meal. The reason I bless this tree was n=because I live in a Third World country and in the 80@s medicine was short on the Island. My boys got chicken pox and there was nothing available to ease the scratch of the sores. some old ladies in the area told me to boil the leaves of the Tamarind tree and bathe the children in this water and it really worked. Not being born here I did not realise the mnedicinal properties of the tamarind. Never had it with chili though. Trying to imagine how this would taste. We also make a sweet drink similar to lemonade from the tamarind. I love it.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
Oh wow lucky you, i also didn't know about its medicinal properties but knowing it has one is quite educational.
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
That's true but I don't like the way other prepare spicy tamarind they sold. They don't even wear gloves and let dry in the open with some flying insect trying to zip the taste. I hope someday there will be a factory to make spicy tamarind with less hands involve.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
oh where did you see that? i have been buying ones from the grocery where i know it is packed cleanly and in good sanitary conditions.
@SIMPLYD (81469)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
Yes, jazel i have tasted one already, and just like you i like it very much. I like my foods spicy. It makes me eat with gusto. The sweetness, spiciness and sourness compliments one another. Yummy!
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
yup so true! i was eating it the whole afternoon! lol
@maurya83 (923)
• India
7 Feb 13
yes i tried it in many ways :) In school days, we used to eat ripped tamarind with salt, it is used widely in indian cooking specially in south-indian dishes.. you can find it preserved in refrigerators in most of the Indian kitchens, in fact i have two packs in my refrigerator :)
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
i also like them in my viands, sometimes we would make stew and put tamarind in it to make it sour.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
Yummmm! That is one thing that I could not stop eating as soon as I start one pack! I just love anything spicy!
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
hahaha me too jen.. it is addictive sometimes!
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
8 Feb 13
I love tamaring and the spicy one. They are really delicious. When I'm sleepy I would eat this and it would wake me up. :-)
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
8 Feb 13
it wakes me up too!
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
hi, aha,i have tried that before and sometimes even until now its working,i am still eating spicy tamarind,it will makes me alive because of the taste of sour mixed with spicy,thankful in my work because Mini Stop i only near to us and i can buy easily of that.
• Philippines
8 Feb 13
ive tried it! and true, it was heaven! lols! the sari sari store just beside us always have spicy tamarinds for sale! I kinda like the sweet, but im so inlove with the spicy one! it's so hot in the mouth that i always have to rush at our fridge and grab a bottled water. (^.^)
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
8 Feb 13
hi there jazel_juan, i haven't tried spicy tamarind yet and this is my first time hearing a tamarind that is spicy. anyways, i will just try to look down one day of that kind to discover its taste.
@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
8 Feb 13
I love the tamarind candy where the sweetness, sourness and saltiness fights together. I don't know about spicy one, but I love spicy dilis.