You folks are just too funny. I knew my previous post asking readers to identify the subject of a photograph would elicit at least 100 comments in less than a day, and a few of the answers were accurate, but some of them were just downright outrageous! I actually burst out into spontaneous fits of laughter (much needed at the moment) after reading one silly answer after the other. How front ends and rear ends entered your imaginations from that dark furry photo is beyond me, really. At any rate, the photo was a portion of the photograph above, and it was of a carabao’s stomach, I was told. So yes, it was tripe, but specifically carabao’s or water buffalo tripe. On the upper left of the photo above is a heart, then down a bit to the right are some lungs I think, then two unidentified organs, then the carabao’s tripe, then a cow’s tripe. If you are a bit squeamish with respect to meat, offal, etc., please do NOT click on the jump to see the rest of this post.
Here is a photo of another carabao’s stomach at a different vendor’s stall. I actually ran across the discarded hide of the carabao just outside the meat section but it was quite gory so I opted not to photograph it. I also took a photo of the carabao’s discarded horns but thought that was a bit much as well for PG-rated readership… odd carrot notwithstanding. Oh, for those who asked, I do have a post on callos or tripe in the archives.
Carabao meat is common in these parts, with “Rey Fernandez’s Butcher Shop” sign clearly showing both a pig and a carabao…
Some giant bones that I suspect our pet labrador would absolutely love… but alternatively… soup, soup, soup!
And finally, a porcine still life. Literally.