Thursday, May 14, 2020

Mama Tet Cooks: Nilagang Buto-Buto

Our staple ulam is always buto-buto. Everyone in the family loves buto-buto in different dishes like sinigang, kare-kare or this one, nilaga. I also find it cheaper and more malinamnam than the usual meat part so whenever we can, we always opt for buto-buto. 

It is also always Railey's fave part of the meat so we use it wherever it seems fit to be. Our meal plan isn't complete without it. 

How to do it? Here's how:


      1k pork shanks or buto buto
      1 small cabbage
      1 medium potato
      1 medium sized onion
      1 stalk pechay, and other veggies you want to add
      salt and pepper to taste


1. Put a little coconut oil in a pot. When it's hot, add and saute onions. 
2. When the onion is soft, add pork shanks. Flip the meat back and forth so that it will be cooked on it's own oil. At this point, I add pepper so that it will make the taste of the meat stand out. 
3. Add water for your desired soup and bring to a boil. 
4. When the meat is tender, add veggies. Then add salt and pepper to taste. 
5. Serve in a serving bowl while it's hot.

TIP: To cut the boiling time of the pork, you can add stainless utensil like spoon or fork to make the meat tender easily. Saves time and gas.

I am torn with this. Sometimes I like it with a lot of soup and sometimes doesn't. If there's fewer soup, it taste even better. But when it has a lot of soup, it's also a good thing, right?!

Nevertheless, this is one of our family's fave. Railey too! Another dish we always have in a week. 

Much Love, Mommy ❤


  1. This is my family's favorite Filipino dish, especially my brothers. Although we havent tried it using the beef part like Bulalo. I'd love to try that version.

  2. Gusto ko niyan nilagang buto-buto... gusto ko din siya kapag sa sinigang at minsan adobo. Pero di pa ko nakatikim ng kare-kare na buto-buto.