Beef Bulalo, aka Beef Shank Soup, is a dish that is achieved by cooking beef shanks and marrow bones until the collagen and fat has melted into the clear broth. Bulalo is native to the Southern Luzon region of the Philippines. Every time the weather gets cold, some of us would think of getting a hot bowl of Bulalo. Eating Bulalo is also famous in Tagaytay because it is perfect for the cold weather. But if you're just around Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City, there's this humble dining place where you can eat and try Bulalo.
entrance in Bulaluhan sa N. Ramirez
Located at the residential area of Nicanor Ramirez Street in Quezon City, Bulaluhan sa N. Ramirez looks like it used to be a residential house that turned into a dining spot. Cars can be parked outside. There's a bantay where one can pay a small amount (P5) for gratitude.
where you can park your car
Whenever I'm here, I always see a bunch of people dining here. You just have to look for available tables and chairs to sit in. That's how we love Bulalo right?
We ordered the Special Bulalo which costs Php 130. It has substantial amount of meat and ligaments. The cabbages and beans were firm too, perfect to compliment the beef. The soup was flavourful. I like that their bulalo was not loaded with too much grease, compared from other bulalo I've tasted.
They have other dishes but very limited. I tried a few, but it was not something memorable, I say, let's stick to their specialty.
You can also buy some sweets for sale. I'm quite lucky Bulaluhan sa Ramirez is near our place that I get to try this famous dish every once in a while. :)
BULALUHAN SA N. RAMIREZ55 N. Ramirez St., Galas, Quezon City
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. daily (closed in some holidays)
How To Get There?
From UDMC hospital in Welcome Rotonda, go straight along Nicanor Ramirez Street corner V. Illustre Street (or take a tricycle from there)
Note: There's also Bulaluhan Sa N. Ramirez Extension along N. Ramirez street too (closer to UDMC) but closes around 9-10pm.