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Bulalo is awesome, and as far as bulalo goes, Rose and Grace is an institution. Before trying it at Rose and Grace, I thought Bulalo was a very plain dish. I didn’t think beef could taste like that.

What is Bulalo?

Bulalo is a dish comprised of beef meat that’s boiled, bones with marrow included, until all the oils are floating atop the broth. It’s a bit high in cholesterol, but the marrow part of the bulalo is very popular. While I have a natural distaste for fatty things, I still enjoy bulalo — especially from Rose and Grace’s.

Rose and Grace: My Experience

Rose and Grace isn’t technically located in Tagaytay, but is actually along the highway going to or from Tagaytay. According to their website, there are two locations — one in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, and the other in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the latter being the one we visited on our way home from Batangas. My professor claims that during the “olden” days, before there was any traffic, people from Makati would go all the way to Laguna just to have lunch at Rose and Grace.

Aside from their restaurant offerings, Rose and Grace also sells various pasalubongs (take-home food), which you’ll notice upon entering.

During my visit, our group (of 10 people) ordered: bulalo (three orders), crispy pata, grilled tuna, fried baby shrimps, and a vegetable dish. Our bill amounted to P4,000.00, with the bulalo costing around P120.00 for one order. Rose and Grace also offers unlimited broth/soup, served in a teapot, which is delicious — for those on a really tight budget, you can always order a cup of rice to eat alongside the free broth.

Rose and Grace’s big bowl of special bulalo is the yummiest bulalo I’ve ever tasted. In fact, I may be cursed now at this point, and any other bulalo I’ll try might just be too plain, “nilagang baka,” after having tried Rose and Grace’s flavorful version.

So, if you’re in the area and craving some tasty bulalo, definitely stop by Rose and Grace’s!