Crispy Beef Bulalo Flakes Recipe

Sizzling beef, move over! This beef is better, crispier!

Adobo flakes, these aren’t! These shreds of meat are the meat from the beef bulalo or beef shank. To get it this tender yet crisp, it’s tenderized and made delicious first before being shredded from the bones and fried until it is super crispy!

This crispy beef bulalo flakes recipe is going to be your new breakfast favorite! 

This isn’t adobo flakes! This crispy beef bulalo flakes might take its place as your new favorite breakfast combo.
Photo by Majoy Siason


Crispy Beef Bulalo Flakes Recipe

Idge Mendiola
Sizzling beef, move over! This beef is better, crispier!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 3 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Course Breakfast/Brunch, Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4-6


Crispy Beef Bulalo Flakes Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram beef shank (bulalo)
  • 10 cups water
  • 3 medium red onions quartered
  • 100 Grams celery sliced
  • 6 cloves Garlic peeled
  • 1/2 Cup fish sauce (patis)
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cane vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 piece birds eye chili (siling labuyo)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • fried garlic for serving
  • red onion sliced into rings, for serving


  • Combine beef and water in a heavy pot over medium-low heat. Add onions, celery, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, and chili. Simmer until beef is very tender, about 2 to 3 hours.
  • Transfer beef to a bowl. Strain soup and reserve for serving. Place beef in the refrigerator to dry for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Shred beef using two forks. Heat oil in a deep pan. Deep fry beef until crispy, about 15 minutes. Strain and transfer to a serving plate. Top with fried garlic and onion rings. Serve immediately with bulalo soup and lots of rice on the side.
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