Bopis, Kandingga

Bopis or Kandingga in Bicol. I have several requests for this recipe, now here it is. Bopis is another popular turo-turo dish. It is made up of diced pork or beef lungs, spleen and heart. Cooking this dish is a little bit tricky, it has to be done right to rid of that pig innards smell. It has to be sautéed really dry or until it is sizzling. Or you could boil again the diced bopis and rinse, drain before cooking sautéing.

Bopis, Kandingga

For this reason some are not so keen to have this dish. But for those who have come to like the exotic taste of bopis is surely one dish to crave for. Here is my recipe.


1/2 pork bopis set, (lungs, spleen and heart)
1 medium size labanos, diced finely
1 medium size carrot, diced finely
1 red bell pepper, diced finely
1 big can button mushroom, diced finely
2 tablespoon black pepper, coarsely ground
1/2 head garlic, crushed, minced
1 medium size onion, chopped
1/4 cup atsuete / annatto in oil
2-3 pieces siling labuyo , chopped
3/4 cup vinegar
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Bopis, Kandingga - Cooking Procedure

Wash bopis set thoroughly and drain. Put the whole bopis set in big casserole and add enough water to cover, bring to a boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove from casserole and drain, let it cool down. Finely dice bopis set and keep aside. sauté garlic and onion in a big wok. Add in diced bopis and stir cook for 3-5 minutes or until it start to sizzle. Add in vinegar and cook for 2-3 minutes now add in annatto oil, patis and black pepper, stir cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add in 3 cups of water and simmer for 3-5 minutes now add in carrots, labanos, mushroom and siling labuyo, simmer for another 3-5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Correct saltines if required. Add in bell pepper and cook for a minute or two. Serve hot with a lot of rice.


  1. bilib ako sa terms na alam mo, and of course how you know how to cook them!


  2. what is a good replacement for lungs and spleen since it is not available here in UAE?

  3. NENA - ano po ang magandang replacement ng spleen at lungs since hindi po sya available sa UAE.

  4. Hi Nena, there is an all vegetable version pero di ko pa na-try, diko po alam kong anong pwedeng replacement. Pero may mga nagbebenta jan sa UAE ng bopis magtanong ka sa mga suki ng mga Pinoy na butcher.

  5. In Puerto Rico, it's called "gandinga," or "bofe," and we make it almost the same way. Pig liver, kidney, lungs and heart with potatoes, laurel, achiote (annatto), chili pepper, tomatoes/sauce, etc. It makes me happy to know that Puerto Ricans and Filipinos have the same dishes. God bless!

  6. Hi Carlos,
    Wow I did not till now that Bopis and Kandingga is similar to Puerto Rico, thanks for the information.

    It makes me happy also to know that we have the same dishes.

  7. Can I use beef lungs? We don't have pork in Qatar.

  8. Hi. The Kandinga (Infanta, Quezon style) my Titas used to cook had the organ meats chopped a little bit finer than the usual Bopis and nearly had no obvious ingredients except bits of red bell pepper, some chili perhaps, and gata. I miss my Titas and their Kandinga. Can someone please provide a recipe of this version? Very many thanks now pa lang.


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