Kare Kare is a famous Filipino dish. Its main ingredients are ground peanut, meat and vegetables. Usually, people from the Philippines use peanut butter. Depending on the quality of the peanut butter used, the Kare Kare’s taste and texture depends solely on the peanut butter. Some use well grounded peanuts, now this is usually the best option if you want it pure or authentic but like I said, peanut butter will do. People use pork for the meat, but you can also use beef or fish depending on your diet but traditionally oxtail is used. The vegetables include banana bud or “puso ng saging” in tagalog. You can also use other vegetables as well. Kare Kare is always present at parties in the Philippines. This delicacy is common in events and is very delicious. The rich texture of the peanut compliments the meat and the vegetables. It is also often eaten with Fish paste or “bagoong” . If you’re looking for some Filipino food, then this will certainly satisfy your appetite. It’s a culture in the Philippines to prepare Kare Kare during important occasions.
Kare Kare is a yummy delicacy. A lot of foreigners who tried it also loved its taste. Some even order it each time they visit the Philippines. Its growing popularity among foreigners is very strong and they really love to eat Kare Kare. If you haven’t tried this famous dish then perhaps you may want to try this recipe. If you’re not in the Philippines, you can get the ingredients online and watch or read some tutorials on how to cook it. It’s really good and you will really be satisfied with its unique flavor and taste. Your palate will surely love it.
Ingredients for Kare Kare:
- 2 1/2 lbs Pork or Beef hocks or Ox tail ,cut into 2″ lengths ( I used beef hocks). You can also use pork belly or pork thighs.
- 6 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 bundle sitaw or long beans (cut 3″ length)
- 2 bundles bokchoy
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 medium onion (sliced)
- 1 tsp achuete powder for coloring
- 1 medium eggplant (cut into 6 pieces)
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- bagoong or shrimp paste