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Filipino Bopis Recipe


Bopis, also known as Kandingga, is an exotic and spicy dish made out of pig's lungs and heart. The lungs and heart are first boiled, then finely chopped and sautéed with minced onions, garlic, and chilies, sometimes with tomato. Depending on one's own preference, possible list of ingredients that can be added for variation includes carrot, pineapple, ginger, bay leaves, coconut milk, annatto water for coloring, bell pepper, radish, and kinchay. Seasoning and chilies like salt and pepper, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, broth, Philippine bird's eye pepper (siling labuyo), finger chilies (siling haba) can also interchangeably be used.

Usually, the pig's lungs and other offal were already cleaned by the butcher when you buy it in the supermarket but if you feel that there is still a need for more cleaning to get rid of the lung's pungent odor, then simply boil the lungs in water with added lemon grass and pandan leaves, or vinegar.

The usual way of cooking this delicious dish is with the use of kawali or wok. The mixture is stir fried using high heat, allowing all the liquid to evaporate for the seasoning to be mostly absorbed by the dish. However, according other's liking, bopis can also be cooked with little sauce.

Like other appetizing dishes of "Sisig" and "Dinakdakan", Bopis can be served as an appetizer for beer, liquor, and other alcoholic beverage. This popular Filipino dish brings back drinking memories and parties. It can also be served as a main dish served with steam rice in the dining table.

Too little is known about the origin of Bopis, except that this dish was derived from the Spanish word "Bopiz".

Bopis Image

Bopis Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilo pork lungs
  • 1/2 kilo pork heart
  • 1 tablespoon garlic; minced
  • 1 medium carrots; cut into small cubes
  • 1 medium kinchay or celery
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 5 Philippine bird's eye (siling labuyo)
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon annatto (atsuete) seeds
    • substitute: 1/4 cup catsup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Bopis Cooking Preparation

  1. Boil the heart and lungs for 10 minutes. Remove and chop into small sizes. Set aside and discard the water.
  2. Boil again for another 10 minutes in "new" water. Strain and set aside.
  3. Mash the annatto seeds in 1/4 cup water. Save the annatto water and discards the seeds.
  4. Sauté garlic and onion.
  5. Add lungs, heart, kinchay, and soy sauce.
  6. Sauté for another 10 minutes. Add vinegar and siling labuyo.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Add carrots, dried bay leaves, and annatto water.
  9. Simmer and continue cooking until done.
  10. Serve hot!

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Comments (21)

I really like bopis everytime i have my holiday im always looking it in the resto,i love pilipino foods ever
#21 - Nicole mendez - 08/09/2015 - 23:30
Mmm, this looks deli
Mmm, this looks delicious. I just psurhaced a whole hog and have been looking for ways to use the extra parts like the heart, tongue, etc, so I might try this out with the heart. Thanks!
#20 - Mariliz - 03/30/2015 - 01:42
God bless you guys, wherever you are ... no place like home, no food like the food our respective families used to eat in the Philippines ... God bless our country, we only have one ... our one and only Philippines!
#19 - cooking pastor - 09/10/2014 - 00:38
Since pork lungs are so hard to find, you guys can substitute it with liver & pig ears. I also put radish or labanos & heart. after all the meat have been cooked and tenderized, i saute them in garlic, onion & tomatoes. Spice them with pepper, patis, bayleaf & red & green bell pepper. you can also add siling labuyo to make it spicy. then add 7-up or sprite and tomato sauce. bring to a boil until all ingredients are cooked and well blended.
#18 - marcia bansil - 12/17/2013 - 13:54
I been waiting to see pork lungs so i can cook bopis just this morning i found one so i bought it along with other engredients...hope this taste good its my firts time cooking it alone coz way back home my special someone cooks for me.
#17 - Honnie - 11/09/2013 - 14:20
Bopis Recipe
My family is addicted to this menu. Love it!!!
#16 - Anna Liza I. Alvarez - 09/24/2013 - 01:00
I know my grandma use raddish in making bopis and another recipe of her with the lung is the PULOTOK were you boil the lung and when it changes color chop it finely then saute chopped garlic and onions then the chopped lung pepper salt and pepper to taste they call it pulotok cause you have to wait to dry wait till it pops like popcorn have to cover and stir once in awhile oh my when i was a kid just add patis in my rice and mix pulotok so irresistable
#15 - bulacan - 08/12/2013 - 18:40
pwede ba instead of carrots ay labanos ang gamitin? Thanks.
#14 - roy - 02/04/2013 - 02:30
actually it's not a comment, I just wanna ask ,if it's ok not to use or to put pork lungs in bopis,hirap kasi humanap ng pork lungs dto sa Canada,pork heart meron.thnk You...
#13 - Khonney - 11/21/2012 - 15:32
bopis filipino recipe
i will try to cook bopis,,my son ask me to cook this recipe,,i hope i cook this new recipe deliciously,,,tnx a lot,,,
#12 - jesusa b. afan - 09/13/2012 - 00:21
looking at the picture of bopis makes me hungry wahhhh:-O:-O:-O
#11 - grace - 09/02/2012 - 17:47
Bopis ang pinakapaborito ng mga kasamahan k s work, kaya sikat ako pagme birthday lagi nila request bopis ako lang ang tumatanggi thanks...
#10 - maridel rodriguez - 07/24/2012 - 09:30
sarap png pulutan lalo n qng maanghang xa....
#9 - jheff - 05/13/2012 - 21:17
i try to cook this recife..i mis to eat philippine food..
#8 - wendy - 04/04/2012 - 03:28
Filipino Bopis Recipe
Thank you very much!:-D
#7 - Nance - 02/23/2012 - 01:33
magluluto me ng bopis na baka when im in cotabato after my contract ends in february....sarap
#6 - hassim diakem redovan - 01/12/2012 - 10:25
Bopis Recipe
Thanks a lot for the recipe,I'm going to try and cook Bopis..
#5 - Evelyn Nagaya - 10/02/2011 - 22:52
Thanks a lot for the recipe. God bless!!!
#4 - Tita - 08/29/2011 - 23:09
Thank you. This help a lot. God bless!!!
#3 - Tita - 08/29/2011 - 22:09
ang sarap ng bopis,lalo na pampulutan!
#2 - neil Carmen - 11/24/2010 - 20:59
Bopis Filipino recipe.

I have not tasted this Bopis menu since I left our country Philippines for about 30 years. I am going to try and cook this if my husband will like this OK.
Nina M. Payne J.P.
#1 - Nina & Colin Payne - 08/14/2010 - 17:14
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