Mark Sisson calls bone marrow “the first reliable source of large, fatty animal products our scrappy ancestors were able to procure… It’s made of osteoblasts (which form bone cells using minerals), adipocytes (fat cells), fibroblasts (which form connective tissue), and osteoclasts (which are responsible for bone resorption).”
It is about as caveman a food as you can get. It’s messy and requires gnawing and sucking on a bone.
My Malay friend Hussein brought me to Lavender for bone marrow recently. In Singapore, this is known as soup tulang. It’s a Tamil Muslim dish that was invented in Singapore and consists of mutton bones with the marrow intact.
We arrived at M A Deen Biasa on a weekday night and the restaurant was largely empty. They claim to be the King of Soup Tulang, which is quite a bold statement considering that the most famous stall is supposed to be Haji Kadir & M Baharudeen at Golden Mile.