Philippine Comfort Food
Legacy of the OIld Sultanates
To many Fillipinos, no major party or celebration is complete without Kare-Kare.
Kare-Kare signifies a stew made with oxtails, vegetables and peanut gravy. Sometimes, the meat may include trip,e or also goat or chicken. Frequently it is just oxtail, as in this recipe, from a Filipina friend.
Kare-Kare is now considered a national dish of the Philippines. It has its origins in the South of the country, and is a heritage from the period before the arrival of the Spaniards. It does, however, hail from the old Suntanates from around Sulo, so it probably has Malay or Southeast Asian origins. Continue reading