Delicious Warm Bulalo

Bulalo is a type of beef soup that is popular in the Philippines. This beef soup recipe is made using beef shank. It is important to use shank in making Bulalo because of the large bones attached to it. These bones contain marrows, which makes this dish very likeable.

I love to eat Bulalo, but I make sure that I don’t have it on a regular basis for health reasons. As they say, too much of a good thing is bad for you – eating Bulalo in moderation is always recommended. The thing that I like most about Bulalo is the bone marrow. I usually get the largest bone that I can have. I extract the marrow using a bamboo skewer (bbq stick) and eat it with white rice, along with a dip made-up of fish sauce, lemon (or calamansi), and birds eye chili (siling labuyo). Sounds delicious, isn’t it?

If you want to make your own Bulalo, you can always try our Bulalo Recipe. Make sure that you pay attention to the texture of the meat, in order to make a good one. The beef should be extra tender (to the point that it falls-off the bone). This guarantees that maximum flavor is extracted from the beef.

There are many places in the Philippines that are famous for their versions of Bulalo. My most favorite Bulalo stretch is in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. You can find lines of “Bulaluhan” (Bulalo specialty restaurants) along the highway. Another good Bulalo spot is in Tagaytay. The best place in Tagaytay to enjoy Bulalo is within the Mahogany Market. You can be sure that you will always have the freshest beef around.

Are you a fan of Bulalo? Can you recommend other places in the Philippines that serve good Bulalo?


  1. Mayang says:

    Hi.. I don’t have any interest to cook until I saw ur
    style. everything seems so easy! I practiced the style when I visited
    My brother in Australia… He liked it! Thank you much!! More power!

  2. Hi!

    Your beef shank bulalo recipe is almost like how I prepare mine: with corn cobs! I even add in the mix corn kernels to sweeten the broth and as an option to the lazy eater to enjoy the loose corn bits without having to bite into the cobs! I make sure I use beef shanks as per my mom’s way of preparing this dish. My husband and daughter love my nilaga/bulalo because I make sure that the meat is really tender it almost melts in your mouth. They definitely don’t like chewy meat!

    More power to your website and thank you for sharing your recipes + vlog (video log) + a brief story about each dish.

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