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The Visayan Bulalo

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Renzelle Ann Palma
Renzelle Ann Palma | May 03, 2013
The Visayan Bulalo

Kansi is a soup based dish very similar to bulalo. The only difference is it is more sour than the ordinary bulalo that we are used to, almost similar to another Pinoy favorite, sinigang. Langka or jackfruit is also added to the mix of ingredients which makes this recipe unique.

Now, you do not have to travel all the way to Iloilo to get a taste of this delicious dish. Below is the recipe. Cook to your liking and warm your hearts and tummy in preparation for the rainy days!


1 kg Beef Shanks 4 tbsp Oil 2 tbsp Garlic, pounded 1 pc Medium Onion, quartered 1/2 cup Tomato, quartered 4 cups Water 250g Unripe Langka (jackfruit) 3 stalks Lemongrass, pounded 1 (22g) sachet Sampaloc Mix 11g beef flavor broth cube 2 tbsp achuete oil

In a heavy-bottom pot, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Pat- dry each beef shank and then sear in hot oil until brown. Set aside. Remove excess oil and wipe the pot dry.

Heat remaining 2 tbsp oil and sauté the garlic, onions, and tomatoes. Pour water and simmer until beef is tender. Add water as needed.

When beef is almost tender, add unripe langka. Simmer until langka is tender, for about 20 minutes.

Add lemongrass and season soup with the Sampaloc Mix and beef broth cube. Simmer for 5 minutes more. Add achuete oil before serving.

Photo from: www.angsarap.net

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