A rich stew of ox tail, face, leg, tripe or all of them together, and a variety of vegetables in a sauce flavored and thickened with roasted ground peanuts (peanut butter is just as good!) and toasted rice flour.Another way to prepare kare-kare is to cook the vegetables … [Read more...]


Caribbean-inspired beef tripe and dumplings soup

Just like fried fish, the dish that consists of boiled meat and vegetables can be found in every culture. We have our nilagang baka of which the bulalo is a regional variation, there's the Irish Dublin coddle, the Chilean caldo pata, New England boiled dinner, Welsh cawl... … [Read more...]


Skewered ox / beef tripe a la tempura

I'd call it a satay because the tripe strips were skewered. But the tripe was fried, not grilled, so the dish cannot really qualify as a satay. The tripe strips were also dipped in batter before frying and that makes the dish very similar to tempura. And since I have no idea … [Read more...]


Tripe, lettuce and tomato sandwich

Think BLT but, instead of bacon, it's tripe so tender it almost melts in the mouth. And, seasoned with lemon juice and finely sliced chilies, the gamut of flavors and textures explode like New Year's eve firecrackers. So delicious. So unique. Speedy's idea. Only a true-blue … [Read more...]


There is no strict formula for making a good taco

First, you have got to read about why the definition of good food and cooking is largely psychological and a by-product of our childhood. I believe it -- there really is no good or bad food (only inedible ones like badly burnt food) because food appreciation is a personal … [Read more...]


Tripe, sausage and chickpea soup

This is a tomato-based soup quite similar to the tomato soup with tripe and sausage but with a few significant differences. First, the ox tripe and knuckles were pressure-cooked to save time and fuel. Second, I used glorious, glorious Vigan longganisa, a present from Alex … [Read more...]


Goto (beef tripe) congee

Terms can be confusing. When one says "goto" in the Philippines, he can be referring to tripe or to a congee with tripe. I've learned to use the term "goto" interchangeably depending on the occasion and the person I'm talking to. When I go to the market to buy tripe, for … [Read more...]


Deep-fried crispy honeycomb tripe

Speedy discovers the most unusual recipes. Ironically, the ones he finds are recipes I won't even give a second thought to. Then, they turn out to be so delicious (like that butter-marinated tripe) and I start asking myself why I didn't discover them in the first … [Read more...]


Butter-marinated grilled ox tripe

We don't know a lot of dishes using ox tripe apart from the traditional goto (congee with ox tripe) and kare-kare. The only time I cooked ox tripe differently was when I made a quick stir fry out of them. And I didn't even get to post the recipe because the photos didn't … [Read more...]