Bulalo (beef shanks soup) is one of the Filipino favorites, especially among healthier and younger population. Relatively, for those with cholesterol and heart problems, having bulalo for meals may not sound as a great idea. 😀 As we know, beef and its bone marrow carry amounts of cholesterol, which evidently floats on a cold Bulalo soup. Nevertheless, the soup is simply desirable, once in a while, especially during the cold season.
When we speak of bulalo, we think of the long lane of restaurants in Tagaytay overlooking the Taal Lake. If you are in Dasmarinas, Cavite and “aching” for bulalo, you don’t have to rush to Tagaytay which is 30-45 minutes away from the city. The City of Dasmarinas has decent bulalo restaurants, and one of them is found along the busy thoroughfare of Aguinaldo Highway in Salitran.
I joined two friends for lunch one day in January. While busy talking about food in the car, I expressed my craving for Bulalo and the three of us gave in to this once-in-a-while indulgence. My friend, Tracy, recommended this humble place, where they place orders during the fiesta.
The facade of this takeout restaurant is not much noticeable, though. Hence, if you are riding a bus from Manila or jeepney from Dasma Bayan or Imus, your landmark is the Honda Cars shop. About 10 meters further, you will find this green signage hanging on a metal bar, “Bulaluhan sa Hi-Way.” It does not have parking spaces yet, except for a small open space on the side. So, if you are driving a car, seek assistance from the resto staff.
We hurried inside and ordered bulalo with much excitement! (haha). Within 20 minutes, voila! We had a huge bowl of hot serving with wombok veggies, that could satisfy around 3-4 persons. The soup exudes an original taste like that served in Bulalo restos in Tagaytay. Sulit na siya at P350.00. At a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), I give it a score of four (4).
The proprietor of this eatery is Ate Inday (nickname), whom I met personally during our visit. Her resto also offers lechon kawali, crispy pata and “silog” meals, and accept catering services. It is usually open during lunchtime and closed in the evening. I and another set of friends went there at around 6pm but the store was already close. Hence, if you plan to dine there at nighttime, it is wise to arrange your visit first at (046) 416-2295.
We went back to work full… and contented… Thanks to Bulaluhan sa Hi-Way! Craving satisfied. 😀 😀 😀