Introduction: Beef Tripe With Cilantro

When cooked correctly, beef tripe is one of the most amazing ingredients from the cow with a tender and smooth texture, and great perceptiveness to any seasoning you throw at it. This makes cilantro the perfect vegetable/herb to pair with tripe as it delivers just the right balance of taste and scent.

Step 1: Materials

  • Beef tripe
  • Cilantro
  • garlic


  • salt
  • white pepper powder
  • star anise seeds
  • coriander seeds
  • bay leaves
  • fennel seeds

Step 2: Stewing the Tripe

  • Wash tripe in cold water
  • start boiling a pot of water
  • to the pot, add star anise seeds, coriander seeds, bay leaves and fennel seeds
  • add the tripe to the water (when its still cold/warm)
  • bring to a boil, and then simmer for 2 hours with the lid closed.
  • By the time it is done, the tripe will have shrunk considerably so plan your portions accordingly.

Step 3: Cutting and Prep

  • Soak cilantro in cold water and wash
  • Cut down the tripe into stripes
  • Remove root of cilantro, cut along the stem in 2 cm intervals
  • finely dice 3 cloves of garlic
  • mix 1 tbsp of starch with 1/3 cup of cold water

Step 4: Cooking

In a hot pan on high heat:

  • pour 3 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • add 2 cloves worth of diced garlic, saute nicely
  • add in tripe and stir fry for 2 minutes
  • add in cilantro and mix, cook for 1 minute
  • add 1/2 tsp of white pepper
  • pour in starch mix, reduce to medium heat and cook for 2 more minutes (counting from start of water boiling)

Step 5: Finishing Up

  • Transfer contents from pan to plate
  • add in the last clove worth of diced garlic, toss and mix slightly.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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