How To Cook Special Goto?

Goto as one of the favorite food of Filipinos is really addicting once you experience the extraordinary taste of it. Since it is very famous, I believe that you also appreciate and enjoy its amazing aroma when you are about to start the food.

Usually in our country today, there are a lot of different recipes of goto or what they called on its English term as rice porridge. Some people mixed chicken, pork or beef to add to its delightful flavor.

Well, if you really want to know-how a unique taste of Goto, here is a special recipe authored by Vanjo Merano. Simply follow the procedures below and be amazed at the product.

In order to prepare all the needed ingredients, you should at least 10 minutes to get ready with all whatever needed, and at least 1 hour to cook the Goto with a total time of 1 hour and ten minutes. The recipe below is good for 4 persons.


  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 lb. ox tripe, cleaned
  • 1 lb. pig large intestine, cleaned
  • 4 eggs, boiled and shelled
  • 5 cups water (for cooking)
  • 6 cups water (for boiling)
  • 2 teaspoons beef powder or 1 beef cube
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 head toasted garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ cup crushed chicharron
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil 6 cups of water in a deep cooking pot.
  2. Add the ox tripe, pig intestine, and 1 teaspoon salt. Boil for 2 to 3 hours or until soft. Add water as needed. Remove the tripe and intestine from the pot to cool down and then slice into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Heat the cooking oil in a deep cooking pot.
  4. Saute the onion, ginger, and garlic.
  5. Once the onion is soft, add the tripe and intestine. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the beef powder( or cube), turmeric powder, and garlic powder.
  7. Pour-in the water. Stir and let boil.
  8. Add the rice. Allow the water to boil once more and then adjust the heat between low to medium. Cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until the desired texture is achieved. Add water if needed and stir every 5 minutes or so to prevent the rice from sticking to the pan.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Transfer to a serving bowl. Add egg and top with green onions, toasted garlic, and crushed chicharron.
  11. Serve. Share and enjoy!

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