Hinalang is a Filipino dish from the province of Visayas prepared by boiling beef or carabao meat with ginger, spring onions, onions and chillies
Hinalang, just the name alone sounds hot and spicy because it is. “Halang” in Visayan means Hot or Spicy and this is what this dish is all about, a close relative to the Nilagang Baka but this is its spicy counterpart, with ginger and chillies, this soup dish will make you sweat every sip of that delicious broth. Unlike nilaga where everything is dumped on the pot then boiled, this dish needs an extra effort which builds up the flavours, hence, to start, aromatics are sautéed then meat is slightly browned before it is boiled and achieve a fork tender meat. Also unlike nilaga, potatoes are not a common ingredient to this dish but rather some copious amount of green leafy vegetables like Chinese cabbage or something similar. Best consumed with rice and patis on the side, and if the spiciness is not as par as you like, feel free to have more chillies on the side.