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.
Puso ng Saging (Tagalog) literally means heart of banana, because it is red and it sort of heart-shaped. It’s actually the banana infloresence from where (probably) the banana fruit comes from. The bloom “puso” itself when sliced thinly crosswise is the main ingredient of “ginataang puso ng saging” (Tagalog) or “linabog” or “labog” (Aklanon). It is nothing but the puso cooked in coconut milk.
This dish is very typical to Filipino families because of its mouth-watering taste and lots of nutrients too which is very good to the body. They usually called it a Bistek Tagalog, or known as the Filipino version of Beef Steak. The cooking procedure of this recipe is not really so complicated and made easy to prepare. All you have to do is to gather the necessary ingredients that can be found in the market and then, add an extra love and dedication on your cooking to make it something more special.