Bulalo is a popular and most favorite main dishes in the Philippines, it is a beef soup made from beef shanks and bone marrow. Did you know that there is an establishment that offers best Bulalo in the Metro? This is the R & J Bulalohan, Tapsilugan, Atbp, of Mandaluyong City.
R & J is very famous on their Bulalo, TapSi and Filipino foods for almost 2 decades now, it is near Mandaluyong City Hall and the Mandaluyong City Medical Center.
It was rainy day when we visit this carinderia (eatery), perfect weather for food trip, and take a soup of Bulalo.
The eatery has a bamboo designed wall and post, looks like a typical ‘bahay kubo’ with different photos and signatures from artists such as Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino. It shows that the place is highly recommended not only by ordinary people but also by celebrities.
Because we are in group that time, we ordered their Group Meal #3 for a price of (₱519) , good up to 4 persons. It consists of Bulalo Regular, Chicken Adobo, Fried Hito, Spicy Kangkong, 4 Plain Rice, 1 Pitcher of Iced Tea. You can upgrade the Bulalo Regular to Special by adding (₱50) , we tried also their Tokwa’t Baboy for a price of (₱65) and of course 3 extra rice (₱20 each). Because we didn’t like the fried hito, we ask the staff for alternative and she recommended Fried Tilapia, which we agreed to.
So what is the difference between R & J Bulalo Regular and Bulalo Special? Someone told me that the Regular doesn’t have cabbage unlike the Special, that’s it.
Just like on other Bulalo business, they offer unlimited hot soups for refill.
What I like the most is their Tokwa’t Baboy, composed of boiled pork (pig’s ears) and fried tofu with chopped onions and chili, I can say the the tofu was soft and fresh. I don’t usually eat pig’s ear, but because of its crunchiness, I can’t say ‘No’ to the temptation.
Our total bill is ( ₱694 ) only, wasn’t bad for 4 hungry human. This place is highly recommended for anyone who wants to try budget friendly and tasty Filipino dish in Metro Manila.
R & J Bulaluhan, Tapsilugan, Atbp is open 24 hours, located along Boni Ave, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila near Mandaluyong Circle, and Petron gasoline station.