How to Cook Bopis: A Filipino-Inspired Dish

Updated on November 12, 2019
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how to cook bopis
how to cook bopis | Source

Bopis is a famous Filipino dish that belongs to the category of "beer match" foods, or snacks that go well with beer. Believed to have been inspired by Spanish cuisine, bopis consists of spiced pig's heart and lungs. It can be served either as an appetizer or as a main dish.

bopis ingredients
bopis ingredients | Source


  • 750 grams pig's heart and lungs, boiled
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 pieces bay leaves
  • 3 pieces labuyo, chopped
  • 1 piece onion, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup water, if needed
  • cooking oil, as needed

For the annatto water:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup annatto seeds


For the Preparation:

  • 1 small plate
  • 1 large bowl
  • 5 medium bowls
  • 5 small bowls
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • peeler

For Cooking:

  • wok
  • cover
  • cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 4 servings


  1. Soak annatto seeds in water. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Saute onion, ginger, garlic, and red chilies.
  4. Add chopped pig's heart and lungs. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir it once in a while.
  5. Pour in the annatto water, vinegar, and fish sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Add the bay leaf. Boil until almost tender.
  6. Add more water if needed.
  7. Put in carrots and raddish. Stir well. Cook until tender.
  8. Turn off the heat and serve.
Filipino pulutan bopis
Filipino pulutan bopis | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Adjust the amount of water until the pig's heart and lungs are tender.
  2. Add more annatto water for more color.
  3. Adjust the amount of water if needed to make bopis tender.
  4. Flavor it with other seasonings available.
  5. Use any other varieties of hot chili peppers.
  6. To make it spicier, add hot sauce.

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