CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateWestern Visayas
Serving temperatureHot

Cansí (Hiligaynon: kansi) is a Filipino beef soup originating from Bacolod which is spread across the rest of the Western Visayas region. It is made with beef shank and bone marrow boiled until gelatinous. It is uniquely slightly soured with fruits like batuan or bilimbi. Cansi is usually cooked with unripe breadfruit or jackfruit, lemongrass, tomatoes, garlic, onions, fish sauce, and siling haba or labuyo peppers. The soup is usually orange in color due to the use of annatto seeds (atsuete). It is also sometimes called "sinigang na bulalo" in Tagalog regions, due to its similarity to sinigang and bulalo.[1][2][3][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ Thomas, Amanda. "A Fusion of Flavors: How to Make Bacolod City's Famous 'Kansi'". Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Heussaff, Erwan (September 18, 2018). "Greater Philippines: Ilonggo Soup Hunt". The Fat Kid Inside. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bacolod City's Famous Kansi Recipe". Centrale Bacolod. March 12, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Reyes, Gladys (July 31, 2014). "Ilonggo Food: Bacolod Cansi Recipe". Experience Negros. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Joven, Eduardo (July 19, 2022). "Authentic Kansi Recipe". Pinoy Recipe At Iba Pa. Retrieved September 12, 2022.