Bulalo or beef marrow stew is a traditional staple of Filipino cuisine. It's typically eaten with a bowl of rice (but then, what Filipino dish isn't?) as a main course. To me bulalo reminds me of Sunday lunches with the family. My mother used to add plenty of marrow bones because marrow is like crack to my father. The kids (me included) only ate the beef meat that easily fell off the cow bones. No matter how hard our dad used to convince us to try the bone marrow it just looked nasty. I’ve since acquired the taste for bone marrow and I love it. If you’re not a fan, you can just as easily leave out the marrow bones but what sets bulalo apart from your ordinary beef stews are bones swimming in the soup base. I recommend keeping the marrow bones.