Bulalo Beef Mami is a version of the popular beef noodle soup dish in the Philippines — called beef mami — although this makes use of beef shank instead of the regular beef chuck. This soup dish can make you feel cozy during the cold weather. It can be eaten anytime of the day and it […]
Adobong Bulalo is a delicious beef dish that can be considered as a hybrid of pork adobo and bulalo. This can also be referred to as beef shank adobo. This is a perfect dish to serve for lunch during the weekend — don’t forget the warm white rice to make it complete. Adobong Bulalo might […]
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 in 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?
Are you ready for a new kind of bulalo? How about trying something different like bulalo served on a sizzling plate? Sizzling Bulalo may sound like a new dish, but it has been in existence for quite sometime now. Instead of making a delicious soup out of beef shanks, this marrowy part of the beef is tenderized and placed on a sizzling metal plate then generously topped with gravy. Sounds delightful, isn’t it? As delightful as this may seem, let me remind you that over indulging can lead to serious health issues. Let us try to control our appetite so that we can still enjoy this dish the next time around.
If you’ll watch the video, you will see how easy it is to prepare this dish. The only difference of this recipe is the use of condensed mushroom soup for the gravy. I felt that whipping mushroom-based gravy would make this dish more enticing. Well, it did – at least for me.
A beef soup comprised of shank with bone marrow still inside the bone, Bulalo is considered to be one of the most favorite main dishes in the Philippines. Minimal effort is needed to prepare this dish but time and patience is necessary to make the beef shank tender.