Filipino Beef Bulalo Recipe

For all the soup lovers, this Beef Bulalo Recipe is a must! Bulalo or Beef Shank Soup can be very expensive in some classy restaurants, but if you take time to learn and follow this simple bulalo recipe I have prepared for you you'll be surprised how easy it is to prepare this original and savory Filipino dish!

Here is my beef bulalo recipe for you to follow. Try it and let me know what you think.

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  • 2 kg. bulalo/bone marrow or beef shanks
  • 1/2 kg. grated gabi (just like preparing for sinigang)
  • 1/2 kg. chinese pechay
  • 25 g. green onions
  • 10 g. garlic
  • 20 pcs. pepper corns
  • 1/4 kg. shredded labong
  • 1/2 kg. young corn-on-the-cob-cut by 1 1/2 inches
  • 8 c. water
  • salt
  • vetsin or magic sarap
  • patis/fish sauce

Cooking Procedure:
  • Bring water to a boil then add the bulalo
  • Boil once and remove scum that floats
  • Boil again, add all the above ingredients except the chinese pechay
  • After 3 minutes, lower fire to simmer
  • When bulalo is soft, add the chinese pechay
  • Add salt, patis, vetsin or magic sarap to desired taste

Hot Tip:
  • Use beef stock instead of water
  • Just add red chili peppers or black pepper for a spicy-hot bulalo

Have you tried this Bulalo Recipe yet? For suggestions, cooking tips, and new recipes, feel free to write it in the comments section below.


  1. How many servings does this make?

  2. I'd say about 3-5 persons. Bulalo is my favorite!

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  4. I really miss home as well as the Filipino food. I will make Bulalo this weekend after work. I am craving a lot and I can't wait.


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