Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Papaitan (Beef Innards in Bitter Sauce)

A Filipino dish recipe by LSC.

Yes, once again, LSC's fantabulous STEP-BY-STEP pictures not available. =(

8 cloves garlic - chopped (can still add more if you like garlic)
half a small onion - chopped
1 small garlic - chopped (see picture) - add more if you like
1 - 2 beef tripe
1 - beef "stomach" (?) - this i can't figure out - the one in pic "papaitan_14" i think it's still tripe but different part
1 lb. beef - any part you like
2 beef spleen
1 bitter melon - chopped
1 pechay (bok choi - not baby one, but the big ones)
1 - 2 tsp. salt
dash of pepper
1 tsp. beef bouillon
3 cups water
3 - 4 chili peppers

1. Boil tripe, "stomach", and spleen in water for 15 mins.
2. While the innards are boiling, prepare the garlic, onion, ginger and bitter melon.
3. Take out inards from water and cut into small pieces.
4. Put oil in pot.
5. Add garlic, onion, and ginger.
6. Stir until golden brown, add tripe and "stomach"
7. Cover and let it boil.
8. Add meat and stir.
9. Add pepper.
10. Add spleen and let it boil.
11. Add 3 cups of water.
12. Let it boil in med heat for 30 mins or until tripe is tender
13. Add salt.
14. Add beef bouillon.
15. Add chili peppers.
16. Add bitter melon.
17. Let it boil for 10 mins or until bitter melon is cooked.
18. Add pechay (we didn't as Nanay Conching forgot it at the store)
19. Simmer for another 10 mins.
20. Serve.


  1. I love this Ilokano dish of beef or goat meat with bile. This soupy recipe taste really good specially during rainy season. Thanks for posting!


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