Tamarind is a fruit of the tamarind tree. The kernel of tamarind is enveloped by fibrous flesh and brown skin. The flesh tastes sour and refreshing. Thai Dancer Tamarind Paste contains no fruit kernels and is ideally suited for the preparation of sauces (often combined with mango) for grilled dishes and as a marinade for meat and fish. Sinigang (Philippine sour soup) is also cooked with tamarind as in various Indian chutneys and curries.