13 Bone Marrow Dishes in Metro Manila That’ll Make You Say “Bone Appetit!”

Suck the marrow out of life!

Bone marrow has gotten a bad rep over the years. Along with sisig, aligue, and crispy pata, it’s one of the foods we associate with “putok batok.” Because it’s so luscious and melt-in-your-mouth, we tend to assume that because it’s so good, it must be bad for you, right? Wrong!

TriviaPutok batok is a phrase that refers to a meal that may cause you to have a heart attack or stroke due to its fattiness

In fact, bone marrow plays a very special role in immune health, thanks to its rich concentration of alkylglycerols which are known to boost production of immune cells, red blood cells, and platelets. And that’s not all – it is also a rich source of fat-soluble nutrients (including vitamins A, E, K and D) that fuel the heart, protect cells and boost the immune system.

Here’s a list of must-try bone marrow dishes all over the Metro. Now that you know about its health benefits, don’t be afraid to suck the marrow out of life!

Roasted Bone Marrow – Fukujin Izakaya

Fukujin Izakaya is a new restaurant in Little Baguio serving reinvented Japanese dishes. It’s an izakaya so drinking is inevitable. The roasted bone marrow is the perfect pulutan to go with their wide selection of Japanese whiskey and sake. Kampai!

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2/F TNA Building, #17 J. Abad Santos St, Little Baguio, San Juan
(0917) 103-1313

Pocherong Katag – Golden Cowrie

Golden Cowrie is a popular restaurant from Cebu serving regional Filipino dishes including their signature Baked Oysters, Lechon Belly and Crispy Pata. Don’t miss the Pocherong Katag – a deconstructed pochero served with bone marrow and caramelized onions!

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Roasted Bone Marrow – Gourmet Gypsy

Owned by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco, Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe serves food from around the world. Their Roasted Bone Marrow is garnished with preserved lemon and parsley gremolata, served with warm ciabatta and roasted garlic. The chef suggests replacing the ciabatta with coconut pita or an almond bagel to make it low-carb. 

Fun fact: Before becoming a cafe, the cafe served as a vocational school (Open Hand School for Applied Arts) that prepares young adults with special needs for employment and entrepreneurship.  To this day, the restaurant serves as a transitional place for new graduates.
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25 A Roces Ave, Quezon City
(02) 662-0880

Anthony Bourdain once said "If God made butter it would taste exactly like bone marrow."

Bone Marrow Steak Pie – Mudpie Heaven

Mudpie Heaven is one of the newest restaurants to open at Circuit Makati and could be the quickest thumbs up you’ll ever give. It specializes in Filipino-American comfort food and of course, mudpies. Don’t miss their hearty, Bone Marrow Steak Pie – beautiful beef strips and lots of cheese baked into a pie, served with silky mashed potatoes and salad. Cheat day worthy!

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2/F Circuit Lane Makati, Riverfront Drive, AP Reyes St, Carmona, Makati
(0949) 116-9855

Bone Marrow Sisig – LoLa Cafe

Named after the mother of the Sanvictores family, Lola Victoria, this post-WWII era home is one of Quezon City’s most well kept secret restaurants. LoLa Cafe + Bar offers Filipino specialty cuisine by Chef John Mangibin. Some of their bestselling dishes are the Bone Marrow Sisig, Wagyu Salpicao, Spicy Tinapa Pasta, and Kimchi Kaldereta.

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99 Sct Lozano St, Quezon City
(02) 501-2620

Bone Marrow with Truffled Chimichurri & Onion Mango Jam – Abuela’s

Abuela, which means ‘grandmother’ in Spanish, serves Filipino heirloom recipes with a twist by Chef Marco Legasto. A must-try is the bone marrow with truffled chimichurri and onion mango jam!

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2/F Somerset Millenium, 104 Aguirre St, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 805-2713

Roasted Bone Marrow – Wildflour

The wildly popular Wildflour Café + Bakery offers international fare and specialty pastries. With a delectable brunch menu that’s available until 3pm and a diverse dinner menu – which includes high quality steaks and homemade pastas – from 5pm onwards, it’s no surprise this well-loved restaurant always makes the Top 10 lists.

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Steak N’ Marrow – Todd English Food Hall 

Named after the famous celebrity chef, Todd English incorporates the food hall setting with 9 different food stations to choose from–raw bar, pasta section, sushi, burgers and more. One of their best-seller is their Canadian steak with bone marrow.

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5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 621-4002

Roasted Bone Marrow in Port Wine with Black Caviar – Felix

Felix, by Chef Florabel Co-Yatco, is a beautiful fine dining restaurant that serves a wide variety of Filipino-inspired dishes. Their Roasted Bone Marrow is luxurious and one-of-a-kind with its use of edamame, caviar, and a Port wine reduction.

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G/F Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 710-1696

Gallo Pinto x RBM – Half Saints

Half Saints is a restaurant with beautiful minimalist interiors and dishes that have been inspired by the owners’ travels but are also intertwined with the Filipino palette. They have dishes like Chicharron Teriyaki, Classic Tinola, and many more.

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The Ignacia Place, 62 Sgt. Esguerra Ave cor. Mother Ignacia Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
(0935) 933-0512

Decadent Bone Marrow Burger – Providore

From the Raintree Restaurants Group comes Providore. They serve international dishes alongside their very own take on Filipino favourites.

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G/F SM Aura, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 802-9448

Bone Marrow Kansi & Sweet Corn – Manam

Manam Comfort Filipino serves the best of Filipino comfort dishes, from classics to twists. It is a homegrown concept from the Moment Group and is said to be the home of the ‘best sisig in the metro today.’

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U.S. Angus Striploin Steak & Grilled Marrow – Classified Kitchen + Wine Cafe

Classified Kitchen is a certified instagrammable, casual restaurant in Tomas Morato. They serve steaks and wine, sandwiches and pasta, coffee and desserts at affordable prices.

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24 Scout Tuazon, Laging Handa, Quezon City
(02) 966-9576

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