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Peanut butter and oxtail may initially strike you as an unconventional pairing, but in the culinary realm of the Philippines, they come together harmoniously in a dish known as Kare-Kare. This traditional Filipino delicacy features succulent oxtail and vibrant vegetables bathed in a velvety peanut butter sauce. Notably versatile, Kare-Kare showcases variations that substitute the primary ingredients with seafood or various meat selections.

The roots of Kare-Kare delve deep into history, with two distinct narratives attributing its creation to different regions of the Philippines. One tale traces its origins to the Kapampangans in Central Luzon's Pampanga region, while another asserts that the Tagalog people, neighboring the Kapampangans, played a pivotal role in its evolution.

According to Kapampangan lore, Kare-Kare has its genesis in a dish called Kari, initially crafted by the Moro people in Southern Mindanao. While Kari resembled dishes like Thai fish curry, it bore little resemblance to the Kare-Kare we know today. Over time, the Kapampangans adapted the Kari, transforming it into the delectable Kare-Kare.

On the contrary, the Tagalog people acknowledge the connection between Kare-Kare and Kari but claim to be the architects of the refined version. According to Tagalog accounts, they learned of Kari from Kapampangans vending it by the roadside. Given the complexity of the original Kari, the Tagalog attempted to replicate it, resulting in variations that the Kapampangans dismissed as mere imitations, dubbing them Kare-Kare.

Regardless of the origin story one subscribes to, Kare-Kare has solidified its place as a cultural and culinary mainstay in the Philippines. .

Lukily for filipinos in London MARLONS based in Epsom in the heart of England are incredibly excited to introduce you to the delightful experience of our Kare-Kare. We understand that the combination of peanut butter and oxtail might seem unexpected, but we assure you it's a match made in culinary heaven.

Our Kare-Kare, steeped in centuries of Filipino tradition, is a testament to the rich and diverse flavors that define Filipino cuisine. We want nothing more than for you to savor each bite, to relish the unique blend of succulent oxtail, vibrant vegetables, and the creamy embrace of our peanut butter sauce.

The history behind Kare-Kare is a journey through time and culture, and we are honored to bring this authentic and beloved dish to your table.

Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we encourage you to embark on this gastronomic adventure with us. We've crafted this recipe with care,

Thank you for choosing MARLONS We can't wait for you to discover the joy and warmth that our Kare-Kare brings to your dining experience. Here's to creating memorable moments and sharing the love for Filipino cuisine

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