Offal

Beef Tendons, Tofu and Mushrooms

Beef Tendons, Tofu and Mushrooms is a dish of simmered beef tendons and tofu in a sauce prepared with savoury sweet sauce infused with shiitake essence and dried shrimps. One of my favourite offal cuts are beef tendons, it’s those tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle...

Rabo de Toro

Rabo de Toro or Spanish Oxtail Stew is a Spanish dish that is traditionally made after the bullfights, made with bull’s tail where it is slowly simmered in tomatoes and red wine with spices and aromatics until fork tender. During the old days there were no television or radio hence...

Sisig Matua

Sisig Matua the predecessor of the sisig we know now, simply made with boiled pigs face, chopped into bits, tossed with chillies, onion and ginger then seasoned with sukang sasa. Before Aling Lucings famous sisig there was this, Sisig Matua, the predecessor of the sisig we know now. While the...

Creamy Chicken Liver Pate

Creamy Chicken Liver Pate is a spread made with chicken liver cooked together with onions, garlic, butter, cream and spices then processed into a paste that is then let to set in a ramekin, chilled then to be served as a spread on breads. We made some liver spread before,...

Soup Number 5

Soup Number Five or more commonly spelled as Soup Number 5 is a Filipino soup made out of bull’s testes and testicles, usually served as a pulutan or a hangover cure, it is also considered to be an aphrodisiac. If you think Rocky Mountain Oysters are too much for your...

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Pulutok

Pulutok is a Filipino dish made with minced pork lungs stewed until dry with vinegar, capsicums, garlic, onions and chillies. Pulutok is the Kapampangan version of Bopis, while both dishes may look similar there are many key differences.  Pulutok mostly focuses on its main ingredient, pork lungs and it is usually...

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Kaleskes

Kaleskes is a dish from Dagupan Pangasinan prepared with carabao or cows’ intestine, pancreas, tripe and other internal organs cooked in a soup form seasoned with vinegar and other spices. If you had tried Pigar-Pigar right in the centre of Dagupan’s night street food scene in Galvan street then most...

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Pungko Pungko

Pungko Pungko are street food stalls popular in Cebu that sells a random assortment of fried food, it is a term that is associated with the food these stalls sells. If you are not from Visayas then possibly you would not know what Pungko Pungko is?  Basically Pungko Pungko are...

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Sup Ekor

Sup Ekor is a Malaysian soup dish prepared with oxtails and vegetables like carrots, potatoes and tomatoes seasoned with shallot, garlic and spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and star anise. Sup Ekor in Malaysian or Sop Buntut in Indonesian is a popular comfort food in Malaysia and Indonesia, basically...

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Taghilaw

Taghilaw is a Filipino stew of pork and offal such as intestines, liver and kidneys sautéed with garlic and onions then cooked in vinegar. If you love innards or offal then this dish is definitely for you, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, intestines even brains you name it, it will be...