i’m not personally a fan of ox tripe used in kare-kare, because i like it better in callos, especially if it was cooked property — soft and tender, instead of chewy. my mom cooked some recently, while it was good, somehow the kind of chorizo bilbao (bilbao sausages) that she used seemed to make the dish lack a bit of character. my palate has been used to the purefoods brand of chorizo bilbao (rich and spicy), but it was out of stock so she used the king sue brand instead. this made a huge difference, on the debit side though.
do you like this dish?