Does eating tripe sounds weird… or even yuck for you…?
I don’t know how many people from other country would be interested in (or like to eat) tripe.
Perhaps the words such as “tripe”, “giblet”, or “innards” sounds creepy. But if you taste fresh one with delicious seasoning, I’m sure some of you would really like it!
Actually there are many kinds of tripe, for example, heart, stomach, liver, intestine, and so on.
You could also choose favorite one from beef, pork or chicken.
I recommend to visit Japanese local Yakitori restaurant (Japanese style skewered chicken) if you want to experience great tripe. Savory baked chicken tripe with salty-sweet sauce tastes amazing.
Another dish I strongly recommend you is PORK TRIPE miso soup.
Pork tripe matches perfectly with miso taste, and I think it’s easier to eat for beginner!
【Recipe (5 servings)】
10 oz pork tripe (Already boiled)
2 oz carrot, Thinly sliced
3.5 oz daikon, Thinly sliced
2 oz burdock, Cut into bite-sized
5 oz tofu, Diced
3.5 oz konjac (yam cake), Cut into bite-sized
0.5 oz green onion, Minced (for topping)
■plenty of water for reboiling pork tripe
■1 teaspoon salt
▲4 cups (1L) water
▲1 cloves of garlic, Chopped
▲1 teaspoon grated ginger (sliced ginger is OK too)
▲3 tablespoons sake (white wine is OK too)
●2 oz miso paste (fermented soybean paste)
●1 tablespoon soy sauce
●1 tablespoon sugar
1. Reboil pork tripe for 5 min in plenty of water with salt (■).
2. Drain in a sieve and wash with cold water well.
3. Simmer tripe with 4 cups (1L) water, garlic, ginger, and sake (▲) for 30 min to 1 hour so that it takes away the strong smell of tripe. (The length of simmering time depends on freshness of tripe. If you feel tripe has strong smell please simmer it long time).
4. Add remaining ingredients: carrot, daikon, burdock, tofu, and konjac. Simmer again for 10 min until those ingredients are cooked.
5. Mix up miso paste, soy sauce, and sugar (●).
6. Add mix seasoning into hotpot, and stir well. Then simmer again for 10 min so that every ingredient can absorb miso soup well. Finally, sprinkle green onion and red pepper to your liking.
Ready to eat!
Stock from well simmered pork tripe and various kind of vegetables created fantastic soup.
If you are afraid of using tripe, just use small amount of it and you can also add more seasonings such as miso, soy sauce, and sugar.
Enjoy your miso soup!