Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dinner: Bistek Tagalog and Fried Rice

One of the benefits of living at home is you won't ever go hungry...ever! Well at least in my case I wont lol. The other night I came home to the smell of "Bistek Tagalog", or Filipino Beefsteak, a Filipino beef and onions dish. I could smell the soy sauce and kalamansi (Filipino lime) all the way from the elevator. I found my aunt cooking in the kitchen and I knew dinner was going to be awesome. I was a bit tired from work and a nice hot Bistek and rice is just what I needed.

Bistek Tagalos is super easy to do. I like to make it from time to time but you know, food always taste better when someone else makes it for you. Traditionally, its a simple marinade of soy sauce, kalamansi juice, garlic and your favorite cut of steak. We didn't have kalamansi so my aunt used lemon juice instead. Cook the beef in a hot skillet until its done then add onion rings at the end until it softens and you're done. It's best served with steamed white rice.

Beef marinating in soy sauce and lemon juice for 30 minutes

Cook it in a hot skillet with a little bit of cooking oil or in our case in a hot wok (haha our wok is super old but it's awesome!)

My aunt used left over white rice to make fried rice using the same wok to get all the bits of flavor and yummy goodness from the beef

My pretty bowl of Bistek Tagalog!


Toni Tralala said...

I cooked this for my husband and since then, he has been hankering for it. He loves Filipino food more than I do! :))

Bistek is a good Filipino recipe. <3

eye said...

Oh my goodness! This looks so good! I need to try this recipe! Thanks for posting this!

sugarBear said...

That looks so good, do you mind sharing the recipe? thanks.


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