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Tripe for beginners?

epopp | Aug 15, 200307:31 PM

I had a terrific first visit to China Village last weekend, thanks in no small part to the extensive discussion on Chowhound. (Our guests may have been a bit taken aback that I had such strong opinions on what we should order, though. No, you can't have wontons, how about some nice seafood soup with freshly made noodles?)

Their menu has tons of innards on it, and particularly tripe. While I'm interesting in trying this stuff, I'm not terribly experienced with offal, particularly of the Chinese variety.

Can someone suggest a tripe dish or two that is relatively beginner-friendly? I'm thinking that a dish that was, say, fried, might be an easier transition to make than one that was cold and boiled. Other offal recommendations would be welcome as well. Just remember that I'm looking to be turned on to tripe, not scared off of it forever.

Thanks for your input!


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