I have a very clear childhood memory that involves kare-kare. It is one of my favourite homemade dishes that my mom cooks expertly. I was in my high school years back then when I found out that there exists a dish like kare-kare. At first I thought the dish is kinda weird because it’s an ox tail curry with teeny-tiny bits of peanut. I just can’t imagine how does that taste! But when my mom forced me to try it, the flavours that were playing inside my mouth seems to amaze me. It made me feel patriotic. Since then, I would always ask my mom to make kare-kare every time there are special family occasions.