Yesterday I included eating comfort food in the Five Ways to Enjoy the Rainy Days article. Here in Batangas, one of the common comfort foods for the locals might be the hearty beef, bone marrow soup popularly known as bulalo.
Batangas is known for this meal since the province is one of the main producers of beef all over the country. With Padre Garcia as the Cattle Trading Capital of the Philippines, the demand for the best grown cattle in the region has been sufficed not only by this municipality as there are various towns in the province which are contributing to the cattle farming industry.
Okay, let’s go back to Batangas bulalo. Main ingredients of bulalo are the beef shanks, bone marrow, and vegetable such as cabbage, potato, string beans, pechay, and corn. How to cook bulalo, I’d leave everything to you.
Can you now imagine the comfort you could get with a bowl of beef bulalo? Let the rain fall down the window pane as you take a spoonful of this soup into your mouth down to your stomach. Oh, take Batangas bulalo as the best and I couldn’t agree more.
Where can you find the best Batangas bulalo?
Batangas is lined with bulalo restaurants and all you have to do is to find them all. There’s Rose & Grace Restaurant (Sto. Tomas), Kainan sa Dalampasigan (Nasugbu), Irene’s Bulalo sa Kubo (Batangas City), and Almarius Grill (Lipa City). I bet there are still a lot of bulalo restaurants in your hometown. And with this, you know what to do.
Don’t forget the plain rice, the patis, and the devilicious chilli.