Goto is a type of rice porridge with innards of either pig or cow. This Special Goto Recipe uses both ox tripe and pig intestine. Goto has been famous in the Philippines because it is affordable and can easily satisfy hunger. This has also been a breakfast favorite and a rainy day comfort food. The […]
Goto is a type of rice porridge or congee that uses ox tripe as one of the major ingredients. This has a similar consistency with Arroz Caldo and Lugaw; cooking procedure and most of the ingredients are also comparable.
This can be considered either as a breakfast food or a heavy snack. Usually served hot, this food is commonly consumed early in the morning to break hunger brought about by several hours of deprivation. As an afternoon snack, eating Goto bring back the consumed energy helping you to get back on track. This is also a good midnight snack for hard workers who spent the whole day at work and even party goers who had too much beer or hard liquor. There is nothing like a hot bowl of Goto paired with tokwa’t baboy to sober you up.
Chicago winter is one of the coldest in the country. There are weeks wherein the average temperature ranges between 5 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit; there are also days where it falls below zero (not to mention the wind chill factor which makes it colder). During this season, a single cup of hot chocolate or coffee […]
Arroz Caldo (literally translated as warm rice) is a type of congee (or lugaw) that closely resembles the risotto. Though this dish is of Chinese origin, the (new) name was actually given by the Spaniards because of pronounciation issues.
The use of chicken (cut into individual servings) makes Arroz Caldo different from other congees. Safflower (wild saffron), toasted garlic, and scallions are added to enhance the flavor, color, and aroma of the dish.
This lugaw is usually served during breakfast. I remember seeing several well-lit carts complete with chairs and tables along Edsa (a major road in Manila) serving this congee with Goto and lugaw. Several tapsilogan and karinderya also carry this in their daily menu. Arroz Caldo is also one of the favorite food of those who want to sober-up.