Thursday, November 03, 2005


One familiar recipe from almost any part of the Philippines. However, I believe that you have to have the right mixture of everything to get the right taste. I never tried to cook this until my family went to visit my brother in New Jersey. He's married to a Kapampangan but from what I gathered, my sister-in-law is not really good in cooking. He was counting on me to cook this with all the ingredients ready. He was quite surprised to find out I didn't know how to cook it so he had to cook it himself.

From our visit, my husband urged me to learn how to cook it. What was even well "insulting" was he wanted me to cook it the way his mom cooked it. I tried and I succeded!


1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 lb of pork, thinly sliced
200 gms of kidney, thinly sliced
200 gms of liver, thinly sliced
200 gms of lungs
1 large potato, julienned
1/2 red pepper, julienned
1 small carrots, julienned
1/4 cup green peas
1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
5 tbsp of vinegar
soy sauce and salt to taste

Saute onion in a saucepan until onion becomes translucent. Add pork and simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat. Add potato. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add carrots, pepper and raisins or cranberries adding only a small amount of water if necessary. Add kidney, liver and lungs vinegar and cover pan. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add green peas and cook for another 5 minutes.


JMom said...

Thanks, Ting! You finally posted an igado recipe :-) yeay!!! I'll be trying this out for sure. Although, it may be short of some of the ingredients. I don't know if I will find kidneys and lungs, but I know liver is readily available.

stefoodie said...

you found kidneys???? lucky you. could you perhaps share where your brother buys it in NJ? i haven't seen it in any of the stores i shop at there. sayang, sana pala nagkita tayo, ang lapit na sa 'min ng NJ.

Kai said...

Ting! I've been pining for igado. I haven't come across a good one in years. They don't make it like I remember. Everytime I see one in a carinderia, I buy some never mind the health hazards. But they put in tomato sauce, ugghh. I'd like to cook some but I'm afraid to buy internal organs from the wet market.

TaLhey said...

what else can't you cook ms. ting? oh well, i shouldn't doubt your capabilities noh. you're a great cook, period hahaha. i never knew igado until 2 yrs ago i think, and i loved it. i had a taste of this dish when we were in japan, a favorite during filipino gatherings. have a great week, ms ting :D

Karen said...

Hehehe! Maraming cabalen ko ang di marunong magluto, hahaha! But igado is not a Kapampangan dish. We don't use lungs.

But I've tasted igago, and yes I'd eat it any day.

Lani said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will really try it. Tagal ko nang naghahanap ng recipe niyan e.

Happy eating sa ating lahat.

Thess said...

Hi Ting! ay kainggit naman at may nabibili kang laman loob..hanggang picture na lang ako ng igado *hikbi*

baka naman pwede ipa DHL isang garapon papuntang olandya? he he ;)

Anonymous said...

bloghopping from blogkadahan. nung nakita ko yung picture...akala ko, bopis. o pareho lang 'yun? kasi lamang-loob din ang gamit eh.

ting-aling said...

Hi JMom..I know I did promise you.

Hi Stef, sige, I will find out. I know he buys it from his kumpare named Tony pero who knows..ang daming Tony ano..haha. Oo nga, sana nagkita tayo..

Kai, so you buy the cooked ones pero not the fresh internal organs? Haha.. you're so funny.

Hi talhey, ako din, I learned it from my brother..

So hindi kapampangan ang igado Karen? Sabagay, national dish yata 'to ano?

Hi Lani..nice to know you found one..

Hi Thess, baka ma hold sa customs..magulat pa sila..

Hi Des, thanks for dropping by. Bopis and Igado ingredients are almost the same except that sa bopis, you don't add any vegetables. And the way Manang from a Filipino Restaurant cooks here, medyo ang dami niyang sukang inilalagay sa bopis niya.