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I was just in Santiago, Chile and had a mixed grill. One of the tasty items was "Tripa gorda" or fat tripe. But, I wasn't able to get a clear answer about exactly what fat tripe is.

Does anyone know what fat tripe is specifically?

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Have you seen It seems it was a bull's rectum. BTW, there are also other languages which have a name for the rectum which is a literal translation from "fat bowel", e. g. the German word Mastdarm. And before you think of being squeamish, remember what sausage casing is made of. – rumtscho Aug 17 '11 at 20:34
I love organ meats, and that makes me squeamish. Rectum is just somehow more disgusting than intestines. – BobMcGee Aug 18 '11 at 2:30
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In the US the closest thing you could (easily) get would be "Chitterlings" though this isn't quite correct since chitterlings are the small intestine, and tripa gorda is the large intestine.

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