Lengua estofada, or estofado, is a traditional Filipino dish made from ox tongue. “Lengua” means tongue in the Tagalog language of the Filipinos, and “estofado” refers to the manner of cooking, which is stewing or braising. Filipinos adopted lengua estofado from Spanish cuisine. The ox tongue undergoes two cooking methods to render it tender and to bring out the natural beef flavor. With the usual vegetables and sauce, lengua estofado is a complete, and surprisingly delectable, meal.