Balbacua Recipe

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 (


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)
black pepper
ginger (chopped)
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.

7 Responses to Balbacua Recipe
  1. Willa
    February 16, 2011 | 11:47 pm

    Is it some kind of soup? Look so yummy!!!

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  2. Evan
    February 17, 2011 | 12:34 am

    I never had one of this, but sure looks good! 🙂

  3. anne
    February 18, 2011 | 9:17 pm

    The soup is so tempting. Visiting here through bloggers exchange

  4. Adin B
    February 24, 2011 | 12:22 am

    Oh my deliciousness! It’s been forever since I had some balbacua. Hmmmm… I would love to have some for sure! 🙂 Visiting via TBE.

  5. Chubskulit Rose
    September 24, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    This looks so yummy sis.

    • Yami
      September 24, 2013 | 12:03 pm

      Yes sis. Malakas pa sa kanin 😀

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