How To Cook Papaitan Easily Recipe and Tutorial

So What's Papaitan?

Papaitan is a popular Ilocano soup dish mostly composed of cow or goat internal organs. Famous for it's distinct bitter taste this dish's name was derived from the Filipino word “Pait”, which means “bitter”. The bitter taste of this soup comes from the bile. This is a bitter juice extracted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder to aid digestion.
This recipe that we have here makes use of cow parts. I chose to cook cow parts mainly because of the availability of ingredients at the time. If in case goat parts are available in your part of the world, you can use the goat equivalent of the ingredients. So let's start cooking.

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How  To Cook Papaitan Easily Recipe and Tutorial

Ingredients we need:

  • 1/2 lb ox tripe
  • 1/2 lb cow’s small intestine
  • 1/2 lb beef, thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1/2 lb cow’s heart
  • 2 tablespoons bile
  • 2 knobs ginger, julienned
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 to 6 pieces finger chilies/ siling haba
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 pieces lemon (or 5 to 8 pieces calamansi)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Simple Cooking Video:

Step by Step Cooking Procedures:

1.) Heat a cooking pot and pour-in 4 cups of water and put-in 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil.
2.) Put-in the ox tripe and small intestines and simmer until tender. This should take approximately 35 to 50 minutes.
3.) Turn off heat. Remove the tender ox tripe and small intestines then slice. Set aside.
4.) Heat a clean cooking pot and pour-in cooking oil.
5.) When the oil is hot enough, sauté garlic, onion, and ginger.
6.) Add the beef, heart, sliced intestines, and tripe then cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
7.) Add 1 1/2 tablespoon salt and ground black pepper then stir for a minute.
8.) Pour-in remaining 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes (you may add more water if needed).
9.) Add bile then simmer for 5 minutes.
10.) Add the finger chilies and squeeze-in the lemon juice then simmer for 3 minutes.
11.) Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
12.) And you're Finished! Best served hot. Enjoy!

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