**** The prep work on the tripe has to be done complete and without fail or it retains the nasty flavor, that is what I have heard. I have had some really good menudo, but it was so long ago i can't recall where it was. Has anyone seen the Huell Howser "menudo" episode? It is really funny how long it takes before he will actually try it. It is also a classic early "Louie" show, with some of Louie's family there. "Get a shot of this Louie!" Long time Huell watchers recognize that line!