Saturday, April 24, 2010

Guest Post: Kare Kare (Ox Tail and Peanut Stew)


Kare Kare is one of the Filipino dishes that are loved by many Filipino people. You either have to be brave or a Filipino to try Kare Kare. But the world’s palate has changed and people are willing to try anything. Kare Kare is not your everyday food unless you order them at restaurants and use a ready to use sauce mix. But after making it a few times, I just realized it’s not so difficult to make it at all.

Rasa Malaysia is one of the authorities in Asian cuisine on the web today. If you’re looking for great Asian recipes, Rasa Malaysia is the site to visit and you’ll find recipes with sensational and brilliant photography. The brainchild of Rasa Malasyia is no other than Bee Yinn Low who also writes for Nyonya Food and an Asian recipe column for InSing.com. Bee is currently working on her first cookbook which is due Fall 2011.

When Bee of Rasa Malaysia invited me to do a guest post about Filipino food, I thought she made a mistake. But no, she didn’t. It’s clear enough that the message is especially for me. I am honored to be invited by Bee to contribute a Filipino classic to the biggest independent Asian recipe site on the net. I hope I did justice to the classic Kare Kare.

Check out my post and recipe at Rasa Malaysia and read the story why I chose Kare Kare as my contribution to her site.

Love and light, 



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36 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to make kare-kare, I 've only tried it in restaurants..thanks Divine, I'll try this for sure :)

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  2. I love oxtail stew - the gelatinous texture of the broth and the way the meal falls off of the flavorful bones.

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  3. Kare Kare was a good choice, congratulations!

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  4. Divina - thanks again for the guest post. I learned so much about it and the history of the dish. And you are right that the world's palate has changed and people are willing to try new things. Thanks for a wonderful guest post. :)

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  5. Thanks for introducing Kare Kare. Great post, Divina :).

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  6. Love Rasa Malaysia blog and really interesting to know there're various kind of stews in the wolrd! Divina and Bee, thanks for sharing :)

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  7. oo looks great- I have never had the chance to eat Kare Kare but will try this recipe! I love Fili food

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  8. Divina,
    It can't be any mistake at all for you being invited by Bee to guest post on Bee's blog. I was actually guessing when she'd invite you. You're the right person to introduce the Filipino dish.
    Love both of your and Bee's sites very much.

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  9. Congrats Divina - what an honour though I am not surprised! Heading on over there now!

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  10. A wonderful post and gorgeous photo. I love oxtail and would dive right in here! Great information on the history of this dish and congrats for being on Rasa Malaysia :)

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  11. A new dish I learn. Looks very delicious. Congrats for doing such a wonderful post!

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  12. Love Kare Kare. One of my most fav dishes growing up. Great balance of flavours. :)

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  13. congrats! what a great post! your pictures are beautiful as always! we've never tried anything similar to that, we'll have to try it soon!

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  14. What a lovely recipe! I have never tried it before but sure looks awesome! :)

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  15. Congratulations, Divina! What an exciting guest post, and even better, this recipe is to die for! I LOVE Kare Kare, especially with bagoong and eggplant, but was always intimidated by it growing up, because my mom/aunts insisted on cooking it in a pressure cooker. I've heard that it's not a hard dish to master and you've given me inspiration (and a wonderful recipe!). Thank you!

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  16. Yummy! I love this dish, especially with the tripe :D I have not attempted to try this dish though...

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  17. Oooh, a guest post at Rasa Malaysia, nice! Am going to check it out - watch out, you are going to have a cookbook soon! (I hope I can have an autographed copy when you do!)

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  18. I am one of those not brave souls that has never tried kare kare. My grandma used to always make it and I would watch my uncles get so excited when they saw a pot of it in the kitchen, and still i would never try. Somehow your picture of it looks a little appealing to me...maybe my palate is changing :)

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  19. In Nigeria, we too eat oxtail, though usually braised in a tomato sauce. This looks and sounds interesting!

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  20. I love kare kare! My mum cooks it for us all the time and I don't think I can ever get sick of it. I'll be sure to check out your post at Rasa Malaysia.

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  21. Thank you everyone for all your comments. I never thought Bee would invite me to do a post for her. Filipino cuisine is still a cuisine that I'm still trying to get familiar with. And of course, there are so many variations with just one dish. I think I chose a challenging dish that is open to a lot interpretations and arguments. :)

    @ Christine - I'm not sure if I'm the right person to introduce this dish but thanks a lot for the compliment.

    @ Mom-Friday - I know you love tripe but I'm still not a fan of it. I haven't eaten it in such a long time so...I could still change my my mind about it. :)

    @ Trix - well, hope yor prediction comes true (if I deserve it) And you will definiltey have one or even two. :)

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  22. What an AMAZING recipe! I must try this out!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  23. My mom would always make Ox Tail soup and my favorite part would be to pick out all the delicious and moist morsels of meat trapped inside the crevices of the bones. This stew looks amazing Divina, I will definitely have to cook this for Collin I know he would love it!

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  25. Congratulations on your guest blog! This kare kare recipe is amazing!!!

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  26. I've never tried this specialty and would really love to soon! Will be checking the full post right now!

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  27. One of the best I've tasted. I didn't have to sweat to prepare this, Divine did. All I had to do was to eat it and enjoy.

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  28. I'm soo glad you guested on Rasa Malaysia and did something on kare kare! I love oxtail stew! Many people say that Filipino food just looks to messy to photograph well - Divina - you've just proven them wrong!

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  29. We have a oxtail soup in colombia and it is fantastic. This looks delicious.

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  30. I LOVE LOVE LOVE kare kare but only if it's accompanied with accompanied by bagoong! And oddly enough, my favorite part of kare kare are the veggies.

    This looks delicious!

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  31. Hi!

    Your kare kare looks really delicious!

    I'm collecting a list of the best kare kare recipes in my blog, and I included your kare kare recipe (just a link though, hope you don't mind). You can see it at
    http://kumain.com/kare-kare-2/

    Keep in touch!

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  32. I know that it's quite a while since this was posted - but I hope I'll get an answer to my question anyway:

    I love Kare Kare and have cooked it several times. But nowhere can I find a recipe for Bagoong,and I can't buy it anywhere here. I know that it's shrimp paste, but how could I prepare it myself? I am living in Thailand and should be able to get all the ingredients. Would be great if anybody could help.

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  33. Hi Dorrie, Do you have any Filipino store in Thailand? I don't normally buy bagoong or shrimp paste because it's time consuming to make.. I'm sure shrimp paste would be a good substitute if bagoong is really hard to find.. I hope this helps...

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  34. www.countrygourmettraveler.com We are fan of people that good and inspiring other people to cook, my fiance just love kare kare.continue inspiring people.

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