Batangas is definitely one of the places to visit not far from Manila. Not only they boasts of their beautiful beaches, snorkelling spots, grandiose churches and most specially their cuisine. One of my favorite and definitely a recipe to remember is the Bulalong Batangas. There are several version but this one is my bestfriend’s grandmother’s most kept secret.
half a kilo of beef chunks
One kilo of bone marrow
half a kilo of beef bones
1 big cabbage quartered
4 pieces of potatos peeled and cut into two
1 onion leeks, cut about 3 inches long
3 sweet corn
2 bunches of pechay
3 liters of water
some rock salt
Start by putting in big casserole the meat ingredients. Put some rock salt, pepper corn, onions and pour in the water. All the meat should be submerged in the water. Boil for two to three hours over medium fire or until the meat is tender. The secret, pour cold water and start the fire strong then lower at the first boil. Put the vegetables accordingly: corn, cabbage, potatoes, onion leeks. Best eaten with fish sauce (patis) and calamansi.