Bulalo (beef bone marrow) noodle soup

Beef bone marrow noodle soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Asian Fusion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Connie Veneracion


  • beef bones with bone marrow
  • 1 whole onion
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • patis (fish sauce)
  • wide rice noodles for two prepared according to package directions
  • fresh herbs (I suggest lemon basil cilantro, Java mint and parsley)
  • few slices lime


  • Place the bones in a pot. Boil for 10 minutes until the scum rises. 
  • Throw out the water, rinse the bones and the pot. 
  • Return the bones to the pot, refill with water, add the onion, garlic and peppercorns, season with fish sauce and simmer for at least two hours.
  • To serve, place the bones at the center of a large bowl, surround with the noodles, top with the trimmed herbs and pour in the simmering broth. 
  • Garnish with slices of lime, squeeze half a lime over everything and serve at once.