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I’m currently in Philippines enjoying a dive trip, so I suppose it’s appropriate to introduce to you one of the dishes I discovered by accident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport of Manila.

I was waiting for my flight back to KL on the Operation Smile trip late last year, hungry struck, so we decided to stop by one of the small airport restaurants at Terminal 3 to catch lunch. The name of the place was Great Man Hann Restaurant.

dinuguan at Great Man Hann restaurant
dinuguan at Great Man Hann restaurant

The menu was full of vocabulary not found in my system, so like any adventurer, I picked the first item – Dinuguan, and asked the server about the dish.

“Sir, it’s pork cooked with pork blood”

He had me at pork blood, so I ordered, and it came exactly like what the server described.

Dinuguan from Philippines
Dinuguan from Philippines

Well, there’s also a side of steamed rice, and a green chili native to the Philippines on top. The “gravy” is made of pork blood and thus not exactly liquid but more like very tiny chunks of coagulated pork blood. Meat was delicious especially those with a mixture of fats in it, and when eaten with the chili, it provided an excellent kick.

It was an interesting dish and one that I would definitely try again. Since this one was from the airport, I’m sure there are superior versions out there, I shall try more. Especially those that not only include meat but intestine, ears, liver, and more.

Yum yum, so what’s some of the more interesting things you ate in 2012?

Discuss : KY eats – Dinuguan (pork blood stew) from Philippines

  1. Interesting..

  2. this was one of the blog posts that i read before going to bed last nite, and i ended up dreaming that i ate this pork blood stew somewhere in KL (really!). woke up a bit disappointed cos it was only a dream! :D

  3. I love coagulated pig’s blog…cooked with minced meat and chives…or with kangkong…or even in soup. Don’t see those cubes in this dish – you sure they did not cook that with fresh pig’s blood? LOL!!!

  4. Wow, you tried dinuguan? I have been looking for pig’s blood here in KL but I cannot find it in the wet market. Dinuguan is best served in the Philippines with Puto. It is like your puto piring here in Malaysia.I should invite you some time for a Filipino feast.

  5. the ost interesting would have been pig brains. got tricked into eating it in chiangmai:D

  6. One of my Singaporean friend who like to look for Pig’s Blood. Anyone can advice where can I look for at Selangor / Kuala Lumpur?

    • Carr: there’s quite a lot of places who do offer this, but as an ingredient with other dishes, such as pork noodle or curry mee. Try search for SS2 Restaurant Okay curry mee, or Pudu pork noodle. :D

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