spanish tapas
Seville, Spain

Despite Seville becoming a place where I ultimately decided to end my nomadic lifestyle, one bright point was going out with new friends from Pueblos Ingles for Spanish tapas.

We went to a little local place and I let my friends order. We has great Spanish ham on crusty bread and delicious tomato sauce and then knowing that I`m an adverturous eater they ordered the above.




I like a lot of food, since I realized eating in Jordan I actually do like eggplant my list of things I detest has been reduced to: green pepper, grapefruit and organs – remember the last time I ate kidney at a Buenos Aires steakhouse I thought it tasted like death.


This was stomach…or tripe…does it really matter?


I took this terrible iPod Touch photo not surprising to like it but Spanish tomato sauce is amazing, so amazing that it doesn`t matter what is in it.

I actually liked this.

But I don`t think there is enough tomato sauce to slather on green pepper to make me like that bitter beast.







  1. Marsha on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

    Organ meat is pretty disgusting–my mom always tried to get us to eat kidney and gizzard et al. but I wasn’t having any of it. I’m kinda puzzled that you’d eat stomach over green pepper, though…
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  2. Liz on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

    kidney smells and tastes like urine and poo.
    liver has the worst chalky texture ever.
    but my one experience with tripe (tripo tacos on the street of mexico city) has rather tasty.

    • Ayngelina on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

      Well everything is delicious in Mexico so I am not surprised.

  3. Cal on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

    Oh my…Well, props to you. I’m a big advocate for trying (almost) anything at least once.

    Good job!
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    • Ayngelina on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

      Yes, me too. My mother always asked me to try things and if I didn’t like them I didn’t have to eat them.

      For a while she tried to convince me that onion was white celery, until I started saying I didn’t like white celery either!

  4. Carmie on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

    Just don’t try to sneak that by me when you get home!

    • Ayngelina on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

      No way I may concede that the Spanish can make it taste good but I’d never cook it.

  5. Martha on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

    Organs is also on my “things I will not eat” list, and I am still not convinced it can taste good. I know the Spanish kitchen now a bit and they can make strange things look and taste good enough to give it a try. So I give it a maybe ;)
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  6. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

    My hubby would have been fighting you to eat that!
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  7. Nancie on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

    I always refused to eat organ meat until a peruvian friend tricked me into eating caucau (tripe soup). I actually liked it. The only thing I still can’t eat is blood sausage. Gave it lots of chances, but the texture still grosses me out.

  8. Steve on the January 6, 2012 remarked #

    Well it doesn’t look bad. If you didn’t tell me what it was, I probably wouldn’t think twice about it. Of course now that you’ve told us, I’m going to stick to the Spanish Ham.
    Way to ruin organ for me!

  9. Stephanie - The Travel Chica on the January 7, 2012 remarked #

    One of the upsides of trying things before you know what’s in them :-)

  10. Erica on the January 8, 2012 remarked #

    I love tripe. Send over a huge bowl of menudo from Mexico please! :D
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  11. Shirlene from Idelish on the January 8, 2012 remarked #

    We just got back from Spain. yes, we had tripe too! It was surprisingly tasty!

    I also had “Sacromonte Omelette” – I did not know what was in it till I finished it!!! Jeremy knew better to tell me what’s in it until I finished – then he chuckled and showed me the menu. It said “contains brains”!!!!!! I didn’t even want to know which animal’s brains!!!
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    • Ayngelina on the January 8, 2012 remarked #

      Oh wow I have never eaten brains, it definitely doesn`t sound appetizing. How was it

  12. Tony Scott on the January 9, 2012 remarked #

    It looks like tripe to me. I tried it once in the Philippines; I just forgot the name of the recipe but it was good.
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  13. Tom Bartel on the January 12, 2012 remarked #

    You haven’t really been to Andalucía until you’ve had callos. Sort of like you haven’t been to Galicia until you’ve had pulpo. I like octopus better than stomach, but if you soak the tripe in enough sherry and garlic, I’ll eat it.
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    • Ayngelina on the January 13, 2012 remarked #

      You soak anything in garlic and I’ll eat it!

  14. Michi on the January 13, 2012 remarked #

    Oh, I’ve also learned to love all sorts of animal parts here in Spain. I’m glad you like it!! Now go eat some amazing CHORIZO! :)
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  15. Ceri on the February 24, 2012 remarked #

    Ick. Luckily I never got round to trying tripe before I became a vegetarian but I remember trying kidney. Didn’t like that either. :P Haha.
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  16. Chris Pearrow on the September 17, 2012 remarked #

    Having lived in Madrid for the past 5 years, I can tell you that your first bowl of callos are something of a rite-of-passage! I thought the worst part was the texture but a little of that crusty bread makes it pretty good. Next up, you have to try the fried ear!

  17. Kristy on the December 16, 2013 remarked #

    It looks delicious & savory. A soup that’s good to have during cold & rainy weather.

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