Filipino Food: Kare-Kare

A favorite dish and mainstay in the Filipino Culinary repertoire, Kare-Kare, a peanut based stew traditionally made with ox tail and local vegetables. Long beans, egg plant, and bok choi are used in this comfort food. In my view, this dish is as ubiquitous at my family gatherings as leche flan, egg rolls, or pancit canton. My take uses beef short ribs and instead of just boiling everything together or using a pressure cooker, I first brown the meat and then braise it. I find that it this helps elevate the flavors and makes for a deeper, more complex, finer final product without the need to use the packaged Kare-Kare mix that most people use. I mean really, give me a break, right? Enjoy!

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10 Responses to “Filipino Food: Kare-Kare”

  1. onigztheman says:

    do sinigang

  2. VJnet says:

    Looks delicious

  3. dyerful says:

    Amazing technique. This looks so good! Great job.

  4. batangkalye15 says:

    u frgot d bagoong!

  5. flip0210 says:

    Heh. I actually just didn’t film it!

  6. wel2myworld says:

    dude where is the “alamang” or the salted dried little fish

  7. flip0210 says:

    @wel2myworld, Heh.? I actually just didn’t film it! But my Mom asked the same thing when we finished shooting. Good catch!

  8. wel2myworld says:

    That’s an essential part of the dish.

  9. Kawaiipinay15 says:

    come on man eat it like a filipino. With a fork….and a SPOON lol

  10. flip0210 says:

    @Kawaiipinay15 YES! I should have. Next time!