With minced pork lungs, carrots and peppers, the booze is packed with great, bold flavors you’ll love! It’s great as a bar meal with ice-cold beer or as a main meal with steamed rice!

One dish I was re-introduced to and fell in love with on my recent trip to the Philippines was Bopis. Although my mother cooked it often when I was growing up, I’ve never really taken a liking to it. When you’re young (and foolish), your heart and lungs are not exactly on your favorite food list.

Now that I have grown-up tastes and a more adventurous palate, I couldn’t get enough of it! With piquant flavors and crispy edges, it’s addictive!

What is a boops?

boopes is a spicy Filipino delicacy made from minced pork lung and heart, cooked in onion, garlic, and pepper. Popular as an appetizer, it is also commonly offered as an important food entry.

Like Adobe, Afritada, and other Filipino classics, this dish has many regional interpretations. Ingredients and spices may include tomato sauce, paprika, radish (Labanus), carrots, bell peppers, and vinegar depending on the local version.

While some variations are more consistent due to the use of tomato sauce, camphor bopes are mostly dry.

Boops Kampangan

You can cut the pork lungs yourself or buy pre-processed from the wet markets. Just ask the butcher for a “peng boops” kit.

The chopped lungs are first marinated in vinegar and then roasted in onions and garlic until the meat begins to thaw. In fact, the dish is also called Plutok in Kampangan because of the crunchy sound that makes the meat crispy in the pan.

Once the carrots, bell peppers, and peppers are added for color, texture, and spice.

Unfortunately, due to strict regulatory rules, this offal is not available here in the United States. If you live in the United States, use pork and chop finely with a knife or pulse in a food processor.

How to serve and store

  • Serve with your favorite hard drinks as a baby important person or now as a dish with rice.
  • Store leftovers in a container with a tight lid for 3 days. Reheat in a hot pan, keep exercising until warm.
  • If you’re in the mood for more camping dishes, you might want to try Ground Beef, Calamus, and Sailing Labio Bunny My Spicy Bags!
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