Kinalas dish from Bicol Region
Alternative namesPancit kinalas
CourseMain dish
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateBicol Region
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsNoodles, pork or beef head meat, pork or beef brains, spices
Similar dishesBatchoy

Kinalas is a Bicol dish consisting of noodles (pancit) garnished by scraped meat from pork or beef's head and other parts, enhanced with a thick deep-brown sauce coming from the brains of a cow or pig. The dish is further flavored with spices (sili and pepper) and served in hot broth. Boiled egg added is optional.[1][2][3][4]

The name originates from the Bicolano verb kalas, an alternate form of hinglas, meaning "to remove the meat from the bones" usually in preparation for preserving it in salt or brine. The term is attested in the 16th century Vocabulario de la lengua Bicol by Maŕcos de Lisboa.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Palma, Renzelle Ann. "Naga's Pride: Kinalas". ChoosePhilippines. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kinalas Recipe". Mama's Guide Recipe. September 3, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kinalas". Ang Sarap. April 21, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Kinalas". Panlasang Pinoy Meaty Recipes. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Vocabulario de la lengua Bicol: compuesto por Maŕcos de Lisboa". Retrieved April 8, 2016.