Nilagang Pata/Baka (Filipino Pork/Beef Broth Soup W/ Vegetables

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A really yummy Filipino soup that has a flavorful blend of meat and vegetables, and guess what, it's good for you! Served with rice for a good lunch or dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 kg beef (for stewing) or 1 kg pork (for stewing)
  • 4 small onions (diced)
  • 1 head garlic (minced)
  • 0.25 ml salt and pepper
  • 7 medium potatoes (cut to the same size as the beef)
  • 10 piece Chinese cabbage (cut into four)
  • 12 piece bok choy (cut into 3)
  • 2 corn on the cob, chopped (optional)
  • 29.58 ml patis (Asian fish sauce)
  • 29.58 ml oil
  • lemon


  1. In a soup pot, brown garlic and onion.
  2. Add in beef, water and bring to a boil, lower the fire and let simmer until beef is tender for about an hour or two (longer for more flavor).
  3. Remove all the resulting scum that will rise to the top of the pot and keep the stock clear.
  4. Add potatoes and bring up to a boil to cook potatoes.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and patis.
  6. Lower heat and add in vegetables and cook uncovered.
  7. Serve hot with rice, soy sauce/patis and calamansi to taste.
Most Helpful

delicious! this recipe reminds me of my dear mother! my mother used the accent seasoning instead the salt. buen perfecto!

Marie #7 March 16, 2008

aahhh perfect.. U can play around with the quantity of vegetables. I added oregano to bring out the taste of the soup.

hmbs October 31, 2007

One of my childhood favourites. Your recipe reminded me of my Grandmother's.

raposok October 05, 2007