Bulalo is arguably the best rainy day soup for us Filipinos. The delicious broth warms the tummy and the bone marrow from the beef shank is to die for. It is definitely a well loved dish all over the country. But did you know that the Ilonggos have their own version of Bulalo? In Iloilo, they call it Kansi.
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.
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