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    Tuesday, December 27, 2011

    Balbacua


    A popular regional dish in Philippines which originated in Cebu city, but widely accepted and also popular in neighboring  places. It's in Davao city where I first tasted it, I was just curious about balbacua when I heard one novelty singer (the late Yoyoy Villame) singing about balbacua, describing the taste and texture in the song and how people love it.

    Ingredients:
    1 kilo ox tail or 1/2 kilo cow's skin and 1/2 kilo beef ribs
    1 teaspoon whole black pepper or peppercorn (pamintang buo)
    thumb size ginger
    1 medium size onion
    1/2 cup minced spring onion
    some chili pepper
    Salt

    Procedure:
    1. In a big pot, put the oxtail, ginger, onion and peppercorn, put water that is enough to make the meat tender. It will take few hours to make this tender, so be patient :-). Pressure cooker is badly needed.
    2. When the oxtail is already tender put some salt to taste, simmer until it is so tender.
    3. Serve it with spring onion and chopped chili peppers if you want it a little hot.

    combination of skin and ribs
    You can add a tablespoons of atsuete powder  while boiling the meat to tender for a yellowish color.
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    10 comments:

    1. Anong ingredient ang nagbibigay ng distinct brown color?

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    2. Yong balat mismo ng baka, basta pinakuluan nyo po hanggang lumambot may natural na kulay na yan, pero kung gusto mong tumingkad pwede mong lagyan ng atsuete.

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    3. Hi Mely...I am from Davao City now living in Toledo, Ohio. Where in Davao did you have the Bulcaching? I frequent some balabacua places in Davao but I do not know where to get Bulcaching! victor alcid email bryan820 @bex.net
      Store name and address please ( phone will help too)

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      1. It's been a long time and I do not know if that eatery is stil there, it is near University of Mindanao along Bolton and near dover lanes ( bowling place) That was 20 years ago when I ate there ( few times with my college classmates) I forgot everything about the name of the eatery, etc, but I can remember what's in that soup that they named bulcaching or bulcachong. very close to balbacua.

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      2. I do t know if were think of the same thing. But i thinks its bulkachong..... and its located near js gaisano.....and qhen we do balbacua in davao we usually put chinese herbs caled tongkoy

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      3. I do t know if were think of the same thing. But i thinks its bulkachong..... and its located near js gaisano.....and qhen we do balbacua in davao we usually put chinese herbs caled tongkoy

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    4. Bulcachong, in front of st louis review center near js gaisano. This was the old papas pizza establishment

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    5. in Cebu, they have tausi in their list of ingredients and some will add a can of pork and beans

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    6. I miss this. This is me and my Papa's favorite! I will try to find the meat needed in the meat market. It's been a long time! :(

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    Item Reviewed: Balbacua Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Mely
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