Menudo is a famous festival dish. It is usually made from pork cut into small pieces and flavored with tomato sauce or tomatoes. This dish is Spanish in origin and has become one of oldest foods in the Philippines. It is always present at fiestas, birthdays, and picnics. There are many ways of cooking Menudo, and the method used depends on the province it is cooked in. The cut of pork, as well as the ingredients, are optional. This dish looks especially appetizing due to it’s colorful ingredients. It is a perfect combination with rice or bread.
- 1/2 kg pork (Menudo cut)
- 1/4 kg liver diced (optional)
- 2 to 3 small potatoes cut into small cubes
- 1 small carrot cut into small cubes
- 1/4 cup green peas or frozen peas (optional)
- 1 green bell pepper cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic chopped
- 3 hot dogs or sausages cut into small pieces
- 1/3 cup of soy sauce or 3 tbsp. of oyster sauce
- 3-5 tomatoes diced or 1 cup tomato sauce (alternative)
- 1/2 cup water
Watch the cooking video:
- Heat cooking oil in a wok. Saute garlic, and onion until fragrant . Add pork meat, liver, and saute until the outer part turns light brown.
- Add tomato sauce or tomatoes. Season with 3 tbsp. oyster sauce or 1/4 cup soy sauce and 1/2 cup of water (amount of water is optional for tomato user). Simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes or until pork is until tender.
- When the pork is tender, add carrots, and potatoes. Simmer for another 3 or 5 minutes until tender.
- Add hot dogs, green peas and raisins. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.
- Then, add in the bell pepper. Mix it together. Simmer for another few minutes until cooked.
- Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!