Nilaga means basically boiled. One of the best nilaga soups is Nilagang Baka, i.e boiled beef. This recepie is very easy to prepare. All you require to do is boiling. In other terms it refers to slow cooking. The three important things you need to do is first, a very good broth, second fork tender beef; and a good mix of vegetables. It has to be prepared by cooking the soup with the correct spices. Hence it is very essential to use stewing beef. Other parts that could fit it well are brisket, shank or short ribs. Some of the best choices of vegetables are potatoes, carrots, pechay (chinese cabbge or bok choy) and the native cabbage (napa variety).