Tagged with Offal

Hototay

Hototay


I know it’s getting warm and beautiful now on the other side of the world, but to where I am it’s the other way around as temperature is dropping off so fast. Winter season is near and what could be better than a bowl of hot soup on a chilly, rainy or windy kind of … Continue reading

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Batchoy Tagalog

Batchoy Tagalog


Batchoy Tagalog is one of the variants of the famous Filipino soup dish called Batchoy, the difference is that meats and offal used in this version are smoked and sometimes it uses a misua as its noodles. Pork blood is also added in this dish where it can be coagulated or poured directly on the … Continue reading

Isaw and other Pinoy Street Barbecue

Isaw and other Pinoy Street Barbecue


Barbecue in the Philippines is nothing compared to the usual barbecue we all know of, while we have the normal ones like the pork in skewers and chicken barbecue we have more to offer and most of it will be disgusting for non-Filipinos which make a visit to a street vendor would look like an episode from … Continue reading

Must Try Food in Italy

Must Try Food in Italy


Pizza and Pasta lovers’ paradise, Italy. Well I guess this list would be the most predictable one as we all know what Italian cuisine has to offer us, but it’s not all about pizza and pasta because there are some other dishes that’s worth to be mentioned. Like in our past lists, I compiled most … Continue reading

Slowly Braised Oxtail

Slowly Braised Oxtail


This soul food is one of the best stew dishes out there.  The tender meat and collagen rich gravy just makes me salivate just but imagining it. I know for some using oxtails is weird and yucky but trust me if you try this recipe it would change how you look at it, it will … Continue reading

Pinapaitan

Pinapaitan


Pinapaitan is a very popular dish in the Northern Part of the Philippines more specifically in Ilocos Region, the original dish consists of goat and ox innards and its meat flavoured with bile, tamarind and chillies. This is not for the faint hearted as this will be up in the ranks of the strangest dishes … Continue reading

Igado

Igado


Igado is an Ilocano dish (Northern province in Philippines), it is nearly similar to Menudo but it’s done the Ilocano way. Usually cooked with pigs internal organs such as kidneys, liver, lungs, heart and flavoured with Ilocos Vinegar. Igado comes from the Spanish word “Higado” which means liver and apparently that is one of the … Continue reading

Miha Restaurant (Pauanui, New Zealand)

Miha Restaurant (Pauanui, New Zealand)


Several months ago I had this wonderful opportunity to stay at the Grand Mercure located at Pauanui Beach, Coromandel as we had our Annual Technology conference held there. One of the usual highlights during this events are the team building that happens the next day and the dinner on the first day. Last year we … Continue reading

Roasted Bone Marrow

Roasted Bone Marrow


I think a lot of health buffs out there would be shouting at this very moment, I know a lot of people would say this is way too fatty food why do I make something like this. Well please listen to me first before judging as there are a lot of nutritional benefits on this … Continue reading

Filipino Style Liver Spread

Filipino Style Liver Spread


Pâtés are not exclusive to the French or Belgian cuisine as we also have them in the Philippines in form of Reno a very popular liver spread brand. Reno is a beef liver spread can be considered a type of pate but it is nowhere near its European counterparts is it has a hot and spicy … Continue reading

Sisig

Sisig


Sisig is a very popular dish in Philippines but not for dinner neither lunch, it’s a dish served when you’re enjoying an ice-cold beer after a long day’s work. Yes it is a beer snack, most of the gatherings in Philippines that involves beer or any alcohol would definitely have this dish. When I was … Continue reading

Bopis

Bopis


Bopis or Bopiz in Spanish is a hot and spicy Filipino dish with Spanish origin, it consists of pork lungs, heat and fat sautéed in chillies, onions and sometimes tomatoes. Not just a popular dish but also a very popular pulutan (the Filipino version of Tapas) and can be seen in menus of bars and … Continue reading

Braised Beef and Tendon

Braised Beef and Tendon


It is funny when you see in supermarkets here in New Zealand throw away the tendons or any other types of offal in that regard but in Asian shops this is one of the most expensive items you can buy. But during the recent year these Non-Asian supermarkets already started to embrace the fact that … Continue reading

Tokwa’t Baboy (Pork and Tofu)

Tokwa’t Baboy (Pork and Tofu)


Tokwa’t Baboy is a popular side dish / appetizer in the Philippines where the main ingredient are tofu and pork’s ears (Yes you read it right pork ears). Tofu as most of us know is made out of coagulated soy milk then pressed, a very popular ingredient in Chinese cuisines as well as other Southeast … Continue reading

Cocido Madrileño

Cocido Madrileño


Cocido madrileño or Madrilenian stew is a Spanish dish made out of mixed meats, sausages, vegetables and chickpeas. This traditional Spanish dish was created during the Middle Ages and evolved from a dish called adafina. Hearty stews similar to this are popular to the Jews during those times hence the first versions were kosher meaning … Continue reading