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Ingredient Name: Pig stomach, hog maw, pig maw. It is usually the inner lining/muscle of the stomach and if properly cleaned, contains no fat
Available widely in wet markets all over Asia. You can sometimes buy this as prepackaged and pre-cut from Asian supermarkets

  • Rinse in warm water prior to use
  • In soups, it is recommended to blanch the stomach before adding to soup. this removes any extraneous blood and fat. It helps produce a clear soup.