葱姜百叶 Onion and Ginger Tripe

April 5th, 2010 in Appetizer by Chris 1
葱姜百叶 Onion and Ginger Tripe

Pinyin: Cōng Jiāng Niú Bǎi Yè

Truth be told, in China they eat some bizarre things. Some people might consider tripe one of those things. Coming from the first three chambers of a cow’s stomach, each chamber is a different sort of tripe. The picture above is bible or leaf tripe because of it’s leaf like appearance, but officially it’s known as omasum.

This dish is a small step into the more bizarre side of Chinese food. Leaf tripe is mild flavored and chewy textured. The chopped cilantro, ginger, and onions are refreshing and even a bit spicy. On the whole, this is a dish I eat on occasion (and enjoy) and is something I can recommend as an excellent choice if you aren’t sure how you’ll like internal organs.

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