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Batangas Bulalo Recipe
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Batangas Bulalo Recipe

This is a recipe for Batangas Bulalo or beef shank soup.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 to 4 lbs. beef shank with extra bones
  • 4 pieces medium red onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rock salt or coarse sea salt
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 8 to 10 cups water
  • 1 small cabbage
  • 3 bunches of baby bok choy

Dipping sauce

  • 5 to 7 pieces chili peppers
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 piece lemon or 3 pieces calamansi


  • Boil water in a cooking pot.
  • Add the beef shank and bones. Cover and then continue to boil in low to medium heat for 1 hour.
  • Scoop away the floating scums and oil from the water. Add the onion, whole peppercorn, salt, and fish sauce. Cover and continue to boil for 3 hours.
  • Arrange the cabbage and bok choy leaves on a large serving bowl. Put the bones and meat over the vegetables. Scoop the hot soup over the meat.
  • Serve with a dipping sauce composed of chili peppers, fish sauce, and lemon or calamansi.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g