dinuguan!

@SIMPLYD (78759)
Philippines
March 20, 2012 1:15am CST
I know some religions prohibits eating “dinuguan” , ( pork cooked in its blood ). Others do not eat them for hygienic reason. But for me , when I know that it is cooked by somebody I know of or by my relatives, I would really love to eat it. Specially , here in our province, we also mix some coconut milk and put some hot chilis. I tell you, it’s so delicious! Usually, we pair it with “puto” (rice flour cake) . Some would put pancit into it. Yummy!
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
This dish is considerably my favorite. I love to eat it when it is hot together with other dishes. But I'm okay if I only have this dish in the table. I don't mind it. Anyway, when it comes to hygiene, I only eat dinuguan when the prepared this is my family. I don't buy it outside because we don't know how they prepared it.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Correct my friend. Me too, don't buy dinuguan outside, because i doubt if the cook does it in a hygenic way. But when we are in a famous restaurant like Barrio Fiesta, i like to order it, because i know they have a good standard in cooking their meals.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
When I mean outside, I mean here is only in the street. I don't even buy streetfoods although my friend/classmates were so inclined eating those foods displayed in the streets. When it comes to restaurants, I know they prepared it the right way wherein the price is fit.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
22 Mar 12
That's true, because famous restaurants have their names to protect. Hence, they always do things according to the standards.
• China
20 Mar 12
You mean that you worry about its hygiene if it isn't cooked by people that you know well.I have never heard of dinuguan, much less ate it.I trawl it online out of curiosity.It is also called pork blood strew simmered in a rich,spicy gravy of pig blood,garlic,chili and vinegar.At the sight of its photo online ,one can't help slavering.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
What do you mean by slavering chang? If you can taste a really delicious dinuguan or pork blood stew, you will like it my friend. That is if it's not against your religion to eat pork or its blood.
• China
21 Mar 12
I am not Muslim,so can eat it.Slavering ,namely let spit run from the mouth.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Some protestant groups don't eat diniguan as well. Not for the pork, but for the blood. Though some protestants don't eat pork as well.
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
This thread makes me crave for dinuguan. hehehe... Before, I don't usually eat this food because of what you said about religious belief not until I meet my wife which converted me to religion that does not prohibt in eating this. At first I was really hesitant to try this one, not now. In fact I was the one who cooks this in our home. Perhaps, next time I wil do this dish, is to try have coconut milk. I love it a little bit creamy and near to dryness. I already tried this by adding young leaves of tamarind. I think I have to cook this to satisfy my craving. Not now but after the Lenten Week. You are right that some don't eat this because of sanitation reason. Not because of pork but because of the blood, especially if we are just buying from the wet market which we really don't know where it came from. I really love this paired with steamy rice...
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
Every time i comment back to this discussion of mine, i also crave for the dinuguan. But i just don't buy dinuguan if its not from a reputable eatery. At any rate, yes try it with coconut milk. You can have it plain but i tell you, the taste is really differently delicious , if the dessicated coconut is a bit toasted. Eating dinuguan will indeed make one eat a lot more rice than the usual.
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
Am I going to add dessicated coconut aside from the coconut milk? Just want to ask so that when I cooked this dish, I know what to do. It is really hard to buy this kind of dish when you are not ease with the eatery. Have you tried the dinuguan from Goldilocks? It tastes good and perhaps done in a sanitary manner. You are right, it makes you to eat extra rice...hehehe...
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
No, you will extract the coconut milk from it, after it has been toasted. Then, it's the coconut milk that you will mix to the sauce.
• Philippines
27 Mar 12
I don't eat dinuguan & I don't know why lots of my folks enjoy eating it.But I'm proud that it's one of our country's bestsellers! :D
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
If a lot of your folks are eating dinuguan, why don't you, my friend. It's delicious, but it has to be made sure that it's cooked by someone whom we know as who cooks cleanly. But i respect each person's preference in food.
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
hehe!nandidiri ako.ewan ko ba kung bakit tineterno yun sa puto.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
Actually when you first look at it, it's a bit nakakadiri. But when you have tasted it, you will disregard the first impression. It's cooked anyway. Its paired with puto maybe because it's white against the black/brown color . But most likely, it's because the mild sweetness of the puto compliments the sweet, sour and salty taste of the dinuguan.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
It is always in fiestas. I don't eat dinuguan because of my religion, but it doesn't bother me when others do. What does bother me is when these people use the same spoon for dinuguan with the other dishes in the buffet table. Contamination galore! (not dirty contamination, but blood contamination) This is also the same prob my muslim friends face in some commercial establishments serving pork - like for cooking utensils, etc. Do you really think those cooks slicing pork washes their knives before slicing chicken? Even in barbecue stores they are wary because they only have a couple of dipping containers for sauce, and barbecues both pork and not-pork dips there. Even when the vendor says "No, sir we have chicken" when he says he's muslim, it's not enough to persuade him. The sauces are contaminated.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Yes, in fiestas they would always have dinuguan because they butcher a pig for the occasion. Hence they have to make use of the fresh blood, and make it into dinuguan. I can understand your predicament in those cases of "contamination" . The knife used to slice the pork would also be used for slicing the chicken hence the contamination. So when those "contamination" happens do you still eat the chicken. It is already cooked, so i guess the "contamination" was already gone by the cooking.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
I'm not Muslim, I'm a Christian (protestant). I only have problems with already cooked dishes, with their serving spoons shared between them. Those of the pork and chicken predicament are with my friends who are Muslims. I'm not sure if it can be said that "contamination" is neutralized through the process of cooking, because it's not exactly germs we're talking about here.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
22 Mar 12
Yes, i understand that it's not the germs that we are talking about my friend , my friend. I am just trying to suggest if the cooking can already lighten it.
• India
6 Jul 12
Dinuguan is one kind of food which is popular to the Filipino.Dinuguan is made of blood & pork flesh.Dinuguan is cooked thesaurusly that’s why the primary layer of the dish looking like thicked sauce.its color muddy brown.some people mistakenly called it chocolate dish.Generally dinuguan dish known as chocolate meat .
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
7 Jul 12
That's true my friend. It's a popular Filipino dish and it's so delicious. But some people don't like it, because they say that the blood might e dirty. Well, it's cooked well, so i suppose it's good to eat already.
@busaboss (22)
23 Mar 12
I also love dinuguan! Everytime I have a chance to eat some in canteens I also end up eating 3 cups of rice. I know it really looks odd but the food is just simply delicious and I can't get enough of it each time I eat it. I would go out and eat dinuguan at Goldilocks tomorrow! Delicious!
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
Indeed, dinuguan would really make you eat a lot of rice. I like it a bit sweet & sour and spicy. Oh my, i am salivating just thinking of dinuguan.
22 Mar 12
hello! I like dinuguan also!especially dinuguan in goldilocks! Also in our eatery here in our village! I can't resists to order more rice! I want to eat dinuguan now because i red this topic now! Im gonna buy now :)
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
23 Mar 12
So you are a dinuguan lover too, my friend. Oh yes, Goldilocks have dinuguan and they are indeed delicious. My mouth is salivating, imagining it.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
22 Mar 12
Never heard of this dish before, but as usual, always love pork chop with coconut milk and hot chilis to spice it up. In this case, the pork is cooked with blood, doesn't seem like belong to my taste, i think i will pass over for you to enjoy all you want, hope you can eat until your heart contend. It is so yummy.....
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
22 Mar 12
It's not as yucky as you imagine lampar. The blood is cooked well and you wouldn't even know that it's made of pork's blood. If you will read one of the first responses, a friend of his mother mistook the ingredient as made of chocolate.
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
I also like this food and one of my favorite food but just last month I read some verse about it. I only got to know that it's written in the bible that we should not eat blood because blood is the life something like that. I feel sad when I read that but I am now trying to avoid this food because the bible said so.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
22 Mar 12
Yes, i read about that my friend. I am a Catholic hence i know that the priests also eats dinuguan. So, i think it's okay to eat a cooked blood.
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
my mom only cooks dinuguan when she is sure of the sanitation of the blood. and i do believe you when you say it's yummy hahahaha... I just volunteered to cook last sunday and it was a success!
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
22 Mar 12
Yes, we really have to be sure about the blood's sanitation, my friend. That's why usually in fiestas they have that because they butcher a pig, hence they know that the blood is fresh and handled clean. Oh really, you know how to cook it. It's actually easy, though a bit tiring in the armpit, because you have to continuously stir it, so the blood will not curdle. And yes, it's really yummy!
@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Tid-Tad (Pampanga's version of Dinuguan) - Pork Dish
This is the first time ever that I heart of dinuguan with coconut milk. Well that could make the dish even tastier.' I used to eat dinuguan but now no more. For many years I've not been eating pork ever since I shifted to healthy eating. I can't stand its fats and cholesterol contents. Actually just the mere sight of pork dish make me feel like throwing up. But others who love pork I can't really blame because I used to eat pork also. Nevertheless when I discovered how unhealthy pork is, I suddenly looked at pork as no longer food but poison. A poison that most people love eating without them minding that it is slowly but surely killing them.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Maybe my friend, it will not hurt if once in a blue moon, we would eat pork, such as the dinuguan. It's a very delicious viand . But i respect your change of eating style. It's for your own benefit. Usually , i prefer to have a dinuguan with the pork intestine in lieu of the pork meat. It's tastier.
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Hello! wow dinuguan :) its one of my favorite dish girl since my mom always love to cook that.. And just like what u said we mix it or eat it too with puto,, and like what Filipino's love to pair puto and dinuguan right? Another thing is have you've tried the diniguan of people from benguet? They actually used it as a dipping sauce of lechon paksiw.. And the way they cook there diniguan is different, you should try it :)
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
I have visited Benguet with my family, but we haven't tried their dinuguan. That's because maybe, we like dinuguan only when it's cooked by someone we know of. So, you mean their lechon paksiw has dinuguan for its sauce? Or the dinuguan's main ingredient are slices of lechon, instead of just plain pork meat? I am sure it will be delicious if the meat of the dinuguan is shreds of lechon! Wow, that's different!
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
"Dinuguan" is one of my all-time favorite merienda combined with "puto" or "pandesal", but my wife's recipe of "dinuguan" is quite distinct as instead of putting coconut milk, she would pour in Nestle cream giving it a more subtle creamier mixture, and my sons love it!
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
SO, i learned from you a new style of making the dinuguan creamier ,obe! Thank you. Hmm, i will try cooking dinuguan with an all purpose cream, next time instead of coconut milk. At least, i don't have to go the intricacies of extracting coconut milk anymore.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
I used to eat it when my dad is the one who cooked it.I eat it with puto or rice together wiht a glass of iced cold coke.SOLVE.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Yes, when you know that it is cooked by someone you know, you feel safe eating it. But if you don't know who cooked it , then better not eat it. It's colored black so you can't say what are the other ingredients in it. But overall, dinuguan is simply very good with p to puto or rice. And to finish it with a glass of coke is indeed Solved na solved. You will really burp so loud after drinking the coke.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
My hubby said that, he said that in Luzon, some usually put coconut milk in it...we here in my city does not instead we put either oregano..or tanglad..and chilis in it! yumm!! But like you i also do not eat from those i do not know, i only eat those from relatives or if my own mom cooks it. Some religion do not eat anything with blood...hmm well its their own belief.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
It's still better to be assured when one eats dinuguan that it was hygenically made, jazel. That way, you can really eat it with gusto. Well, we just have to respect the belief of other religions. When there's dinuguan in a gathering, it would be best to let them choose what they really like.
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Hmm... I love "dinuguan". :D
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
What do you pair with it chicgale, puto or pancit? I like putting it also on top of my rice.