23 Mar2009

What is This?

by Marketman

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Care to hazard a guess? I have been so stressed out over other matters more important than this blog, hence the lack of substantial posts for the past few days. So in the meantime, I am curious just how many of you can figure this one out. The last time I asked such a question, I got such intriguing, amusing, outrageous and a few correct answers that the post managed to keep you all amused… Remember to formulate your answer before making the jump and reading other comments, that makes it a more “honest” answer. Heeheehee. :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. chinkee says:

    Hi MM, fresh ox tripe?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:10 am

     
  2. Quillene says:

    close up of a carabao’s body part???

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:22 am

     
  3. Cathee says:

    I’m guessing it’s some sort of tripe…

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:30 am

     
  4. tipat says:

    some part of a tree’s bark?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:43 am

     
  5. kulasa says:

    a very dirty towel..

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:49 am

     
  6. mdg says:

    i agree with u quillene

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:50 am

     
  7. zel says:

    It’s a very thick jacket

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:53 am

     
  8. Nuj m says:

    it’s a carabao skin ready to be made into chicharon..

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:56 am

     
  9. Kat says:

    Kangaroo pouch? Hehe.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:59 am

     
  10. Rhea says:

    tualya ng Baka – yung ginagamit sa nilaga sa Bacolod???

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:07 am

     
  11. Xed says:

    It’s “MANDUNGO” in Cebuano, I think! ;-)

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:08 am

     
  12. Bernard says:

    im going with Kat with the Kangaroo pouch

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:11 am

     
  13. whackerZ says:

    I’d go with TOWEL

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:19 am

     
  14. aiden says:

    a sea cucumber perhaps?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:21 am

     
  15. natie says:

    it’s tripe–not yet cleaned

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:23 am

     
  16. eej says:

    A vulva of some sort?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:24 am

     
  17. GayeN says:

    i’m thinking tripe too…

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:24 am

     
  18. angelbride says:

    bendunggo o tualya sang carabao?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:27 am

     
  19. diday says:

    I am also going with Kat. A female kangaroo’s pouch showing Joey’s front legs. Or the mother’s front legs checking if Joey is in.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:36 am

     
  20. Marketfan says:

    some body part of an elephant

    Mar 23, 2009 | 12:04 pm

     
  21. katrina says:

    tuwalya ng baka, for callos?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 12:05 pm

     
  22. luna miranda says:

    a bitch in labor? hahahah

    Mar 23, 2009 | 12:10 pm

     
  23. istine says:

    it’s an ox tripe, uncleaned, the “twalya” part

    Mar 23, 2009 | 12:13 pm

     
  24. mars says:

    mushroom?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 12:23 pm

     
  25. kersbabe says:

    abalone :)

    Mar 23, 2009 | 12:47 pm

     
  26. Deedee says:

    rotting vulva of some elephant?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 12:47 pm

     
  27. sunset says:

    is it nagbubusa ng rice or some type of grain in a bilao captured in such a way? =)

    Mar 23, 2009 | 12:59 pm

     
  28. cwid says:

    You are a naughty boy (wagging finger).

    Mar 23, 2009 | 1:01 pm

     
  29. Jack says:

    Hide of a cow/carabao

    Mar 23, 2009 | 1:03 pm

     
  30. sunset says:

    ok… i tried zooming it… kinda like a body part of an animal now… =P

    Mar 23, 2009 | 1:03 pm

     
  31. sunset says:

    an eye of a cow maybe… geeeeez…

    Mar 23, 2009 | 1:07 pm

     
  32. Lenlen S. says:

    trunk of an old tree???

    Mar 23, 2009 | 1:13 pm

     
  33. tna says:

    elephant’s trunk turned inside out???

    Mar 23, 2009 | 1:36 pm

     
  34. sonnysj says:

    i go with natie and istine…it is an uncleaned/unbleached tripe

    Mar 23, 2009 | 2:08 pm

     
  35. Jun b says:

    Bath Towel or Kitchen Towel or Basahan :)

    Mar 23, 2009 | 2:18 pm

     
  36. Lex says:

    Is is what I think it is or it not as bad as what we think it is?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 3:28 pm

     
  37. Gener says:

    Im so sure its a “BEEF STRIPE” or we called it tualya2, its the first stage of a cow/lamb/goat/deer/elk intestine or where its food were grinded accordingly, we normally mixed it with papaitan recipe. cleaning it is tricky as you have to remove all attached dirts on every corner of its tissue, note that some parasites are hiding in them too so it has to be prepared at the highest form of hygiene. a boiling water can do the tricks and even turn it in white or light color, i wonder what the tricks they do in australia as stripes imported from there are already cleaned almost perfect! i liked eating it with papaitan or simply boiled with some basic repices with a lemon…mmmmmm! love it with few cans of foster or buds…..

    Mar 23, 2009 | 3:34 pm

     
  38. millet says:

    tripe! the kind that’s called “tuwalya”.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 3:38 pm

     
  39. Mila says:

    I recall you had a recent survey and the number one choice of pinoy dishes on that list was kare kare. One of the main ingredients for karekare is tripe. So I shall guess that the photo is tripe, unwashed, with a very leathery looking ridge.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 3:42 pm

     
  40. millet says:

    ..the “goto” in goto lugaw, the tripe that’s very good stuff in callos, kare-kare and “paklay” (although i prefer the “honeycomb” type to the “towel” type). and of course, pinoys generally are OV about cleaning this to a creamy white. i’ve seen thai noodle soups using tripe as black as this..YUCK!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 3:44 pm

     
  41. chicanerx says:

    carpet!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 4:14 pm

     
  42. isabella says:

    MM,

    You are naughty,or are we who are the naughty ones…..ha..ha.ha.ha. can’t figure ito out…..the answers are so funny…make me laugh so loud….. ha..ha…ha.

    I think the blogs erased some of your stress by now.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 4:30 pm

     
  43. chrisb says:

    What the hell is that!?! A carabao’s behind with it’s tail held up high? It looks fuzzy and fur-ry. But I’d guess, like the others, that it is unwashed tripe, gray from the high chlorophyll content from undigested grass. (Haha, tnx wikipedia!)

    Mar 23, 2009 | 4:34 pm

     
  44. ariel says:

    ang itim naman..somebody should send it to the belo clinic first. kuyakot ng baka

    Mar 23, 2009 | 4:36 pm

     
  45. Jing says:

    beef tripe!!!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 5:13 pm

     
  46. keefe says:

    so what is it!? :)

    Mar 23, 2009 | 5:42 pm

     
  47. Deedee says:

    naduduwal ako…

    Mar 23, 2009 | 5:56 pm

     
  48. Diwata08 says:

    The PUSOD of a dark skinned Hairy Giant… HaHaHaHa… Seriously I’m thinking it’s the uncleaned tripe of a Carabao???

    Mar 23, 2009 | 6:08 pm

     
  49. sanojmd says:

    looks like an elephant skin to me..hehehe

    Mar 23, 2009 | 6:45 pm

     
  50. rose says:

    it’s a kangaroo pouch…

    Mar 23, 2009 | 6:58 pm

     
  51. gentle reader says:

    labia majora ng kalabaw. devirginized.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 7:01 pm

     
  52. Melda Onur says:

    Absolutely tripe

    Mar 23, 2009 | 7:16 pm

     
  53. lee says:

    That is the alien who attempted to abduct me last night!!!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 7:40 pm

     
  54. lee says:

    darth vager!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 7:41 pm

     
  55. rod says:

    it’s a close-up of a carabao’s nose…

    Mar 23, 2009 | 7:45 pm

     
  56. Pia Mac says:

    uncleaned beef tripe? the kind you have to boil and scrape and soak in several changes of vinegared water?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 8:04 pm

     
  57. Dredd says:

    LOL It’s Darth Vager fighting Luke Skyscraper.
    I guess its a brown towel under another towel.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 8:06 pm

     
  58. hchie says:

    Some kind of unshelled nut maybe?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 8:06 pm

     
  59. marilen rodriguez says:

    give up??!!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 8:12 pm

     
  60. tinybelle says:

    it looks like a tripe…raw and not yet cleaned

    Mar 23, 2009 | 8:21 pm

     
  61. Homebuddy says:

    That’s tripe! Not yet cleaned, whitened and washed.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 8:33 pm

     
  62. titashi says:

    a brown towel?! hehehe…

    btw, MM did u happen to be eating in a fastfood chain in tagaytay early this morning? i thought i saw you ; )

    Mar 23, 2009 | 9:19 pm

     
  63. maricar says:

    what is this????? ox tripe? or a towel???????

    Mar 23, 2009 | 9:42 pm

     
  64. ragamuffin girl says:

    an animal’s huge arse?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 9:44 pm

     
  65. melody says:

    i’m guessing it’s tripe

    Mar 23, 2009 | 9:48 pm

     
  66. Lava Bien says:

    Close up ng puwet ng Kalabaw

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:14 pm

     
  67. toping says:

    Never mind what that thing is; I’ve just finished watching Marketman on World Cafe Asia, woohoo! There’s a good shot of Katrina there, too!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:30 pm

     
  68. Joni says:

    a dirty car rug, folded up haphazardly. (i’m guessing it’s from an SUV) hehe

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:40 pm

     
  69. MOMMY says:

    wet brown towel?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:41 pm

     
  70. Nina says:

    I can’t post what I think it is ‘coz it’s x-rated; is it me and my dirty mind? Hahaha. Does anybody know where we can access the Marketman on World Asia series?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:49 pm

     
  71. Anabanana says:

    The hood of a chocolate brown polyester fleece jacket?

    Mar 23, 2009 | 10:59 pm

     
  72. roland says:

    whatever it is its got me scared… but if its a trick question, it might be a buttonhole of some kind of leather/animal hide jacket or parka

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:03 pm

     
  73. Mackie says:

    I can’t think of anything aside from dirty, but for formality, I will go on Carabao’s Ear… hehehehe

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:09 pm

     
  74. charmaine says:

    first guess – fleece liner ng jacket. 2nd guess – towel. 3rd guess – will not venture that direction. will leave it to others. haha. your photo is very suggestive. good one!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:24 pm

     
  75. Dennis says:

    tastes like chicken, but smells like fish…

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:33 pm

     
  76. betty q. says:

    As I was vacuumuing rhe area rug yesterday and flipped it over, my guess initally was carpet! Then, I was thinking out loud….why would MM want to take a picture of carpet? It is a food blog after all!!!! I saw the underside of the rug and thought …..IT HAS TO BE CONNECTED WITH FOOD!hmmmm, maybe it is the cow tripe? like flipped over? or turned over? …like the rug, the outside has the follicle looking thingey!

    OK…I give up!

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:33 pm

     
  77. uniok says:

    hahahah tuwalya ni……ttt####$@@*

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:44 pm

     
  78. sunflowii says:

    tuwalya / tripe. or a sweater that’s been dunked in the estero.

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:49 pm

     
  79. Edwin D. says:

    Carabao ear???

    Mar 23, 2009 | 11:53 pm

     
  80. Diwata08 says:

    2nd guess… some kind of marsupial and it’s baby’s legs?… how many guesses are each of us allowed MM? ;-))

    Mar 24, 2009 | 12:20 am

     
  81. patty says:

    Mar 24, 2009 | 12:26 am

     
  82. myra_p says:

    Is there a prize for guessing correctly? :P

    This looks like a dirty Mr. Snuffleupagus, but one thing I know for sure… I’ve never eaten anything that looks like this.

    Mar 24, 2009 | 12:33 am

     
  83. faithful reader says:

    It’s tripe! I’m hoping to see a good callos recipe in the next post?

    Mar 24, 2009 | 12:33 am

     
  84. betty q. says:

    Monday blues begone! Thank you, MM…first it was the carrot and now this!!!! Yup, MM…like Diwata08 said, how many guesses are we allowed? Do we get any consolation prize?

    Mar 24, 2009 | 12:36 am

     
  85. kit says:

    Does it have anything to do with your chocolate labrador?

    Mar 24, 2009 | 12:41 am

     
  86. jdawgg says:

    Marketman,

    me thinks it’s a dirty beef tripe or an elephants “gina”

    Mar 24, 2009 | 12:46 am

     
  87. Alan says:

    I know this is a food blog but my first thought was a pitcher plant or orchid. My second guess would be Tripe of some animal. I just saw the AFC River Cottage episode a few days ago about Cow Tripe, but it was already white.

    Mar 24, 2009 | 1:08 am

     
  88. Nina says:

    Betty Q., may I have your award-winning chocolate cake? I already checed the archives and got your recipe of Nov. ’08 but what I was looking for was your award winning one. Pleassse? Sorry for ambushing this thread!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 1:31 am

     
  89. Maria Clara says:

    Virgin tripe.

    Mar 24, 2009 | 2:21 am

     
  90. Joanie says:

    That reminds me of our water buffalo’s (kalabaw) anus :-D

    Mar 24, 2009 | 2:38 am

     
  91. SinNombre says:

    an animal’s vagina!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 3:08 am

     
  92. Connie C says:

    I say de-collagenized fish lips with swollen biforked tongue. Na -allergy sa lato! Ha, ha, ha.

    MM, you and your wild ideas!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 3:31 am

     
  93. kim says:

    something crocheted ?

    Mar 24, 2009 | 3:46 am

     
  94. Con says:

    ox tripe?

    Mar 24, 2009 | 3:48 am

     
  95. Lilibeth says:

    Very suggestive photo. After the carrot and this one, I must say you are really one naughty boy, marketman. Kidding aside, it looks like the hood of a fleece jacket.

    Mar 24, 2009 | 3:52 am

     
  96. linda says:

    MM,you are so funny and naughty,but,I like it!

    Unbleached tripe? A lot of the comments made me LOL!!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 4:38 am

     
  97. raul e ramos says:

    It’s a marsupial’s pouch

    Mar 24, 2009 | 4:49 am

     
  98. lojet says:

    Would look at cleaned and pristine looking tripe differently from now on. I hope it’s not a Callos dish coming up soon. Talk about pre empting your appetite!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 5:20 am

     
  99. navyGOLF says:

    Oh no it’s lent and I’m not supposed to entertain these thoughts… meat thoughts, or meat dishes I mean (hmmm.. :). I think it’s ox tripe for callos or kare-kare.

    Mar 24, 2009 | 5:57 am

     
  100. navyGOLF says:

    Off topic, MM, I tried your humba recipe over the weekend but instead of anise I used 5-spice powder. Wow! something different that the family enjoyed. Thanks as always for this blog site, really helpful on all aspects!!!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 6:01 am

     
  101. consol says:

    hala! you are firing up people’s dirty little minds!

    as for me … hmmm, an animal’s genitals (yes, labia majora and the minora peeking through), or ‘twalya’/tripe, or a rolled-up old gray towel, or a closeup shot of some exotic plant.

    >> lee: si darth vager ba ay kuya ni ‘dark vajayjay’? heeeheee!!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 6:26 am

     
  102. Good Life says:

    I agree with Consol. It’s an animal’s genital ,the minor and major labia.Maybe I am wrong.But anyway you are funny!!!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 6:55 am

     
  103. paolo says:

    callos! yum!!!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 9:06 am

     
  104. sunset says:

    so that’s what it is…. o my i now see callos the ulam and twalya in lugaw & karekare in a different way… =(

    Mar 24, 2009 | 10:13 am

     
  105. ray says:

    Kabayong buntis!

    Mar 24, 2009 | 5:22 pm

     
  106. momsy says:

    some sort of a seed?

    Mar 24, 2009 | 11:33 pm

     
  107. marissewalangkaparis says:

    hehehe…mahalay ang itsura…naughty marketman…

    Mar 25, 2009 | 7:32 pm

     
  108. TimTam says:

    i think it’s a Bat…lol~

    Mar 31, 2009 | 2:38 pm

     
  109. Jack Hammer says:

    OMG tama na !!!! MM….tell us what it is…sige lang. Dont keep us guessing for a year.

    Apr 7, 2010 | 11:17 pm

     
  110. Marketman says:

    Jack, I answered the question the day after I did this post, see it here.

    Apr 8, 2010 | 9:09 am

     
 

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