4 Jul 2010

Beef Bulalo (Beef Shank Soup)

Beef Bulalo is definitely Filipinos' favorite comfort food. Beef shanks were boiled in onion and peppercorns until fork tender. It will usually take 2.5hours to boil the shanks. The long cooking hours will take all the juices from the bones and thus will make the broth very tasty. 

A classic Pinoy dish, but I am not sure if bulalo originated from pinoy kitchen. I'll make a research on that...and i'll post an update..promise!

So wifeys, have you tried cooking bulalo? If you want to hear ooohs and aaahs, here's a foolproof dish that you can try.

Here's my take on the classic bulalo.


1 1/2 kgs of beef shanks
2 medium size onions, quartered
salt, adjust according to taste
Fish Sauce (patis) - adjust according to taste
about 3 liters of water
2 medium sized potatoes, cut into wedges
1/4 cabbage
pechay (bokchoi?)


1. Boil beef shanks with onion and peppercorns. Season with salt and fish sauce. Boil until fork tender.
2. Add potatoes and boil for another 10 minutes. Taste the broth and adjust the taste according to your preference.
3. Add the cabbage and pechay. Turn the fire off. 
4. Serve hot.

If i am going to rate the difficulty of this dish, it's 3 out of 10. Super easy...try it now!


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