Filipino Beef Marrow Stew

One of the best things about being Filipino are the Filipino dishes that really depicts our heritage. One said recipe that I SO LOVE to eat is "bulalo" or Beef Marrow Stew Flip style!

Here's the recipe:

1 kilo beef shank (with bone and marrow) or oxtail; cut in chunks

1 small head cabbage; quartered

4- 5 pcs. Chinese cabbage

2 potatoes; quartered

3 pcs. plantain bananas; quartered

1 onion; sliced

4 cloves garlic; crushed

2 corns; cut in halves

1 tablespoon peppercorns

Salt to taste

Fish sauce

1 lemon


•Blanch bone marrow and boneless beef shank in hot boiling water for a while and rinse in cold running tap water to remove scum and blood.
•Place bone marrow and onion in a stockpot, pour in the 7 cups of water and bring to the boil.

•Lower heat and simmer for about 40 minutes.

•Add the boneless beef shank or stewing beef and return to the boil.

•When it boils, lower heat and simmer until beef is tender, about 1 to 1½ hours.

•Add the potatoes and bananas.

•Simmer until potatoes and bananas are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.

•Add the cabbage and stir in fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

•Cook until cabbage is tender-crisp, about 2 minutes.

•Serve with rice.



  1. bulalo??? Love this stuff.

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  2. I LOVE Bulalo!!! So bad and yet so good! :-)

  3. Thanks for the recipe--I love to try new things--saw you site on the mom blogs--very fun!

  4. Cool! I share recipes on Thursdays. And I'm glad it's helping! I've always loved beef marrow stew. Can't cook it all the time though :)