The other day I brought a local Cebuano food – Paklay for my lunch. It looks yummy and this is one of my favorites.
The Paklay (tripe stew) that I brought was made of pork innards – tripe, liver and heart, pork skin, and bamboo shoot. It was sautéed and cooked with ginger and chilies. It also contains strips of green and red bell peppers, and carrots.
I thought it was not that hot and spicy and I’d be safe from eating too hot & spicy food without gallbladder.
My first few spoons was good and I felt the regular hot and spicy flavor of the Paklay. But during my second serving of rice, I slowly felt that it was very hot and spicy. My colleague even noticed as I often blow some air. As I continue eating, I felt the sweat on my forehead – this is my sign that I eat too hot and spicy food. I finished my meal with cold water.
So I thought but not at all! After a few minutes, I felt some grumbling in my stomach. I felt some stomach discomfort. I was thinking it was just the natural reaction after eating a hot and spicy food. Though, that was not my first time to eat Paklay after my gallbladder removal operation. But it was my first time to eat that hot and spicy, a very hot and spicy Paklay after my gallbladder surgery.
And the result of eating a very hot and spicy Paklay with no gallbladder – a few minutes in male restroom cubicle.