In a big cooking pot, pour in water and bring to a boil.
Put in the beef shank, followed by the onion and whole peppercorn then,
simmer for 1-hour-and-a-half or until meat is tender.*
(*Note: If you’re in a hurry, you can use a pressure cooker
~ cooking the meat will take all of 30 minutes,
instead of 1 hour-and-a-half!) ☺
Add the corn,bananas and sweet potatoes.
Cover and simmer for at least another 5-10 minutes.
Add the fish sauce or “patis”, cabbage, string beans, pechay, and green onions (onion leeks).