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Gotong Batangas Recipe

Updated on September 17, 2010
A picture of me eating Gotong Batangas in Tagatay near Batangas.
A picture of me eating Gotong Batangas in Tagatay near Batangas.

What is Gotong Batangas?

Gotong Batangas is not the typical goto because it does not contain rice. That is what separates it from regular goto. It is quite similar to another filipino dish called Papaitan that also uses innards as its main ingredient.

Gotong Batangas is usually cooked using tripes but other innards and sometimes even meat is added to the mix. This kind of goto originated from Lipa, Batangas. It is actually not that hard to cook Gotong Batangas and in this article you will see that. All you need really is patience in making sure you are able to boil and soften the main ingredients well and the garnishes will follow naturally based on your preference.

Gotong Batangas Recipe
Gotong Batangas Recipe

Ingredients Needed:

  • oil
  • garlic
  • achuete
  • tripes
  • vinegar
  • Kosher salt/pepper
  • Chili (optional)

How to Cook Gotong Batangas

Make sure you soften the tripe meat by cooking it slowly and thoroughly in boiling water. After that you can cut it into small pieces as you wish. Then you can sauté the meat in oil, garlic, and achuete until it is golden brown. Then you add around 1/8 cup of vinegar. After a few minutes you can go on and add water depending on how much soup you want. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it boil until the tripe is tender. Add vinegar if you think it is lacking in taste.

Where to Find Gotong Batangas

Of course, you don't even have to go through all the hassle of cooking gotong batangas. If you want, there are many places out there where you can eat gotong batangas. For instance, one place that I love going to with friends would be at the edge of Tagaytay almost near the arch of Nasugbu, gateway to some popular Batangas Beaches.

I hope this article was helpful. I'm not really a chef or whatever. I'm just a person who loves to eat and loves tasting new cuisines such as Gotong Batangas. I hope you enjoyed this Gotong Batangas Recipe.

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      cpedalizo 5 years ago

      ah bahala kayo dyan,basta ako naghahanap lang ng puwedeng pagkakitaan.

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      pnoy 5 years ago

      @ Avalon, ang goto sa batangas walang kanin pero may suka un, kaya nga masarp pulutan, para syang papaitan n walang pait. Ang dinuguan may dugo ang goto wala okies...

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      RwN Dictado 5 years ago

      Tnxs po dito! nagluto po kasi ako dito sa KSA nito galing nkuha ko yung luto jan sa atin sa batangas! slamat po!

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      Avalon de Guzman 6 years ago

      >+< just a little comment and correction all my friend, the topic is GOTONG BATANGAS originated in Lipa City, Batangas, as i've known, GOTONG BATANGAS is not sour taste, there is no vinegar added in GOTO of BATANGAS, if there is vinegar they called it "DINUGUAN" in Batangas and "SERKELE" if Beef innards in part of Bulacan, like Baliwag, and "TINUMIS" if they use PORK innards! in Bulacan. so "TINUMIS" is from Bulacan.

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      Harry Santos 6 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines

      tinumis? where are you from? :)

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      vicky santos 6 years ago

      we call it tinumis and we eat it with puto

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      Harry Santos 6 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines

      yup! surely perfect for drinking sessions! :D

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      jvie talania 6 years ago

      yah, my father used to cook this recipe...it' so tasty..specially when you have drinking sessions...juz try to keep it warm all the time...

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      Jinkee Marie Javier 7 years ago

      it really tastes so good. i had one in night market when i was staying in Bugtong na Pulo Lipa. i am amazed knowing that the goto they have is not the kind of goto i knew. it doesn't contain rice! but it is so delish!

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      Harry Santos 7 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines

      You gotta try it at least once, my friend. I know it sounds weird but it does taste really good. :)

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      E M Smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Not for me but some will love the food :)