LATOK KALAN-AN, Uncategorized


Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and though this is not a genuine Filipino tradition, we celebrate it nonetheless. This could be a time for families to gather and what better time there is to display your cooking skill or offer something to your mother.

And so here’s our dish for the weekend.

Callos or bendunggo – ox tripe stew. The recipe brought by the conquistadors to our shores. This does not belong to haute cuisine, though.

It is said that Chamber 2 and 3 of a cow’s stomach are best for callos.

But am not picky about it. No need to quiz the local butcher “ano nga numero nga tiyan ni?”

Here’s a rollcall of our ingredients: 1 kilo ox tripe (get it from the grocery butcher shop. It has been cleaned and rid of the funky smell already. So if you’re new to this, there’s no need for the apog stuff, which is quite taxing)

CALLOS ALA KRISIS | Toned down version of the Spanish dish | That is no cow legs and chorizo de bilbao that will slash the budget for the recipe by at least a hundred pesos | Manamit sa gihapon | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

Half kilo potatoes (or depending on your preference)
Bay leaf
Tomato sauce
Fresh chili if you want it hot

This is the toned down version of the dish. Hence, no chorizo bilbao like in the classic version. We are not also adding pata to make the soup thicker. But feel free to use them if you like.

Clean the tripe over running water.

Boil in a pressure cooker for at least an hour or until tender.

While the boiling thing is going on, I usually saute the carrots and the potatoes so there’s a little searing action on the vegetables.

Add the chick peas to the callos pot, let the vegetables dive in. Add the tomato sauce then season to taste.

Here are the other ewww! food. Street food that some people call “dirty.” But again, we are not featuring haute cuisine – that snobbish, elitist cooking that puts food away from the table.

STREET PANCAKES | Unlike the pancakes in IHOP, these are way, way cheaper | Made from flour, eggs and milk then slathered with "Star Margarine Puno sang Baytamin" and rolled in white sugar | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

PALAMIG | The pink one is buko-flavored juice, the yellow one is orange-flavored | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles


About Hannah|JuliusMariveles

English instructor and broadcast journalist


15 thoughts on “BENDUNGGO AND OTHER EWWW! FOOD | LATOK KALAN-AN by BacolodSpice

  1. Nice pic, nice article. Favorite article ko so far, that’s I made a point 2 comment. hehehe…

    Galing ng fotography ha? captured ung beauty ng callos. =) Parang sa Food Magazine.

    Posted by Brian Herbert | May 7, 2011, 10:02 am
  2. Callos is just snobbish bendunggo with olives, pata and chorizo bilbao. It is just tripe worrying about its maxed-out credit card.

    Posted by lee | May 7, 2011, 10:04 am
  3. Thank for the reply Marla! Hope to see you again here!

    Posted by Hannah|JuliusMariveles | May 7, 2011, 10:11 am
  4. paborito ko na ang yellow nga rubbery pancake effect food. Gabakal na sang una ang akon amay pirme.

    Posted by lee | May 7, 2011, 10:16 am
  5. The hotcakes and the palamig are my sunday plaza snack favorite. The Callos is best super “kahang” gid.

    Posted by maxwell j. maun | May 7, 2011, 10:24 am
  6. You know what I love about eating those street pancakes? Ina bala nga kun tapos mo kaon, naga hining hining ang imu nga lips sg mantikilya. Who needs lipgloss?

    Posted by Cosette | May 7, 2011, 12:27 pm
    • Nice one! Then, mag tapik ang yab-ok sa imo mantikilya/lip gloss, instant face powder! Who needs make-up? hahaha… Thanks for posting, Cosette! Good evening!

      Posted by Hannah|JuliusMariveles | May 7, 2011, 12:37 pm
      • Indi lg lipgloss. Pwede mo actually ma apply ang mantikilya sa imu man guya. O, di ba, may MOISTURIZER ka na. Kamahal sg MAY KAY kg GARNIER bala.

        Posted by Cosette | May 7, 2011, 5:22 pm
  7. nagluto ko blonde nga adobo (wala soy sauce) kagina kag ginbutang sa garapon kag gin pa pahuway anay sa ref para magbati. Pritohon ko ni sa Lunes sang kaagahon para balunon sa road trip. Araguy!

    Posted by lee | May 7, 2011, 3:31 pm

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