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Pocherong Bisaya 1

Pocherong Bisaya

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pocherong Bisaya is a soup dish of beef leg shanks, corn, saba bananas, bamboo shoots and leafy vegetables cooked in a stock enhanced by ginger & lemongrass


  • 1.5 kg beef shanks, cut into sections
  • 4 pcs saba bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup bamboo shoots
  • 2 ears fresh sweet corn, cut into 3 sections
  • 2 bunches bok choy
  • 1 cabbage, quartered
  • 4 stalks lemongrass, white parts pounded
  • 6 stalks spring onions, sliced
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • fish sauce
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. In a pot boil beef shanks for 15 minutes. Drain, rinse and remove any scum.
  2. In a clean pot, add oil then sauté garlic, ginger and onions.
  3. Add the beef shanks, corn, bamboo shoots, lemongrass and salt. Pour enough water to cover the meat then bring it to a boil. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
  4. Add the saba bananas, continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the cabbage, continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the bok choy and spring onions, continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper then serve.