My brother-in-law cooked this delicious Balbacua for us a few days before he flew to Brunei for a job opportunity.
I wasn’t able to ask him the ingredients of his specialty dish and how it is prepared, so I borrowed someone else’s recipe on the net (recipes.inthephilippines.net).
1 kg Oxtail (sliced)
1/2 kg Beef Skin
(1 Can Pork and Beans – BIL did not include this)
4 pieces saba (cooking bananas)
1 cup spring onion (minced)
1/2 kg peanut butter
1) Assemble the oxtail, beef skin, chopped ginger in stockpot. Pour around 5 cups of water. Add blackpepper. Bring to boil.
2) When the oxtail and beef skin are tender, add the saba, peanut butter, and the pork and beans. Let simmer.
3) Season to taste.
4) Garnish with minced spring onion before serving.