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.
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
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|