Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bistek Tagalog: Beef Steak Filipino-style


It's Saturday and time once more for me to don my chef's hat (naks...hahaha). I'm sure all the Filipinos out there are familiar with Bistek Tagalog -- the Filipino version of the Western style steak. As usual, this is the result of the creativity of the Filipinos in order to stretch out this recipe to feed more people and makes use of native ingredients like calamansi.

I made use of sirloin steak sliced thinly and marinated it in a mixture of calamansi and soy sauce. Remove from the marinade and brown in oil for about 5 minutes. Add the marinade. Add soy sauce and a bit of water as needed. Top with pre-cooked white onions, sliced into rings. Serve over hot rice. Yummy!

Tag category: Recipe



44 comments:

ipanema said...

Omigod! Know what? I'm supposed to cook this tomorrow. It's been a long time we had beef. Then I came into your blog to "remind" you about recipe..hehehe. And here it is!

I think I can really "feel". Or when it comes to food, andun ako. :)

Thanks for this.

ladybug said...

ipanema> Wow! Hahaha...great minds think alike...lol! ;-) I'm sure may kanya-kanya tayong recipe for bistek. You're very welcome ipanema.

mrsop said...

the food look so yummy!!!

btw how 'd u get onto my site?

kinda curious :p hehe.

but rock on!

ladybug said...

mrsop> Hi there! Thanks for visiting my site too. I chanced upon your site while bloghopping. I couldn't help but leave a comment regarding the pizza...looks yummy...hahaha. Food is one of my weaknesses really, aside from badminton. :-)

ceejoy said...

holyyy..before ako magpunta dito sa site mo eh nakakaramdam na ako ng gutom..nung nakita ko ito lalo akong nagutom..haaay i miss bistek tagalog.. :( iba pa rin kasi kapag calamansi ang gamit at ndi lemon haha..dito kasi lemon ginagamit namen..

snglguy said...

It's almost 11pm now and reading this made me want to go have my midnight snack...

I think you should rename your blog to 'Of Law, Food and Badminton'. LOL :-D

Have a great weekend, ladybug

Mita said...

I have this on my menu planner for the week too! along with your korean beef stew...thank goodness we'll be home so I can get back to my own cooking..

niceheart said...

Mmm. Ang sarap naman. I also cook bistek but it doesn't look as good as this. :(

JV said...

That looks so delicious! Now, that you mention how to cook real bistek tagalog, I'll teach our housemaids how to cook one! Now, I'm getting hungry! I was browsing through Major Tom's links and found your site! Now it's another additional read for me!=D

ladybug said...

ceejoy> Ok na rin yung lemon. Di bale, dalaw ka ulit sa Pinas para makakain ka ng authentic recipe ng bistek. :-) Thanks for dropping by. :-)

ladybug said...

snglguy> Hahaha...I've actually been toying with the idea of renaming my blog. Bahala na. Thanks snglguy, I had a nice weekend. Hope you had one too. :-)

ladybug said...

mita> yay! You're back. Hahaha...na-miss din kita. :-)

ladybug said...

niceheart> Thanks! :-) Baka nadala lang sa presentation...hahaha.

ladybug said...

jv> Thanks for dropping by! :-) You might wonder I was not more specific with the amount of the ingredients. I leave that up to the readers. When I first tried this dish, I followed the recipe in a cookbook. It was too sour for my husband. So, the amount of soy sauce and calamansi will have to depend on the taste of those who will eat. But it's better to err on the side of caution. Meaning, you can always add more ingredients in the end but it's difficult to subtract. :-) Happy eating!

myepinoy said...

Grabe, picture pa lang ang sarap na. Kakagutom.

Sidney said...

It looks good and I love this meal;-)

Rey said...

oy, bistik!!!
Magaling magluto si Jean nito kaya paborito ko.
Gusto ko mas maalat kesa sa normal na timpla.

Wong Jolene said...

Hi! Wonder who you are cos you came and visited my blog and tagged too! Thanks anyway, for tagging. Yeah, I do enjoy badminton ((:

ladybug said...

myepinoy> Naubos nga agad eh. Gusto ko pa naman sanang magtira para painit kinabukasan. Pero di bale, ultimate compliment na yun sa nagluto. :-)

ladybug said...

sidney> Thanks sidney. My husband loves this dish also. I'm glad to know that you've come to love eating Filipino dishes. I'm also happy that you have another blog which I can visit more often. :-)

ladybug said...

rey> Wow! I'm sure masarap luto ng wife mo. :-) Kung gusto mo ng mas maalat, mas dark ang kalalabasan ng bistek diyan. Kami kasi kailangan ng mag-ingat sa cholesterol eh kaya di pwedeng mashadong maalat.

ladybug said...

wong jolene> Thanks for dropping by too! :-) Hope to see you around.

kyels said...

It looks yummy!

Thanks for sharing. Hehe.

(:

Jennie said...

Bistek! One of my favourite meals! Yum Yum!

May recipe ka ng pochero? :)

Max said...

thx for visiting my blog..the pain disappeared but still cant walk properly ^^; btw the food is so yummy..!!too bad i cant eat beef..

LING said...

oh. hey there. (: hmmm. you tagged my board. and may i know who you are?

vina said...

i loooove bistek tagalog...but i'm not really that good with cooking...plus, nobody cooks for me here...

*sob* nakakaawa ako di ba? pahingiiii...

Da Fatalists said...

haha...me too play badminton...
but the problem with the cement floor thingy...when u fall or slide or just get to the ground....u get bruised. -_- nvm if u think im new to this. Anyway its good to noe another blogger does play badminton!

Da Fatalists said...

phew...Didnt noe u were married to a former national champion. My Aunt is also represented singapore...donno if she is well known, her name is Zarina Abdullah...if im not wrong..lol

Jerome aka Bridget Jones said...

fellow weekend chef! hehehehe. yummy. the bistek tagalog is tricky noh? it should be the perfect blend of tangy and salty. i have a memory of my mom teaching me to prepare this one. she emphasized that her mom, my lola, specifically told her to saute the onions first, take them out, then fry the marinade-simmered beef, throw the pre-cooked onions into the slightly browning beef, then pour the sauce.

In that order, mare...hahahaha! to this day, that's how i prepare bistek.

ladybug said...

kyels> You're very welcome. Now you have one more additional dish to taste when you visit the Philippines. :-)

jennie> Thanks. :-) Hmmm...regarding pochero, di kasi ako marunong gumawa nun eh. You can get the recipe at this site- http://www.recipes.com.ph/show/putsero/

Good luck! :-)

ladybug said...

max> Hi there! I'm glad you're feeling better. Thanks for dropping by! :-)

ling> Thanks for dropping by too! :-) Oh, we dont know each other personally. I was just bloghopping when I came across your site. I'm also a badminton aficionado like you. Hope to see you around. :-)

ladybug said...

vina> Poor you. Punta ka sa amin pakakainin talaga kita. :-) Hahaha... halika na.

da fatalists> Ouch...it will really hurt when you fall on a cement surface. That is also one of the reasons I don't wanna play on cement. Oh, your aunt is also a national player. You must be a good player also. If not, you can always ask her to teach you. :-) One of the advantages of being a relative. :-)

ladybug said...

jerome> Wow! Hahaha...generations na pala inabot yang recipe niyo ng bistek. I'm sure masarap yang luto mong yan. Hirap nga maghanap ng balance. Depende talaga sa panlasa ng kakain. Ang natutunan ko naman na recipes sa nanay ko eh mga ilocano dishes like diningding and pinakbet. :-)

Lazarus said...

hmmm. looks yummy! I'll try experimenting it sometime. I just found a book on filipino dishes in our shelf. I didn't know we had such book.

ladybug said...

lazarus> Don't worry, it's just easy to do. Good luck and enjoy! :-)

daybe said...

Hey, thanks for the comment a little while back. I must confess that my badminton skills are almost equal to the way I got the set out of the back of the truck...awkward and painful. Lol, but I have fun nonetheless! That beef dish looks incredible, I'll have to try it sometime!

Jemima Cabatay said...

nice blog.. nice place u got here.:) visit my blog at http://jemimacabatay.blogspot.com

ladybug said...

daybe> Thanks for the nice compliment and for dropping by! And good luck! Just practice harder and your game will sure improve. :-)

jemima> Thanks for dropping by! I definitely will. :-)

JMom said...

yummy! you made me hungry for some :)

ladybug said...

jmom> Hahaha...sorry. Di bale, it's easy to make and I'm sure you have your own secret recipe for this dish.

Manang said...

I am about to cook this for supper tonight, kasi nakita ko sya several days ago...I have not tried cooking it before, but it is one of my fave beef recipes back in PI, so thanks for the recipe!

ladybug said...

manang> You're very welcome. Maybe you can tweak it according to your preferences. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend! :-D

nerie said...

too many times i've tried cooking this particular tagalog dish but the taste is too sour for me...but now i've got your style. Maybe this time i'll make 100% perfect.
thnks....ladybug.