Thursday, July 9, 2009

Filipino Tapa

Originally, Tapa is the name of a wide variety of appetizers in the Spanish cuisine. It is a traditional dish of salt-cured beef, fried and eaten as a full meal, usually for breakfast with garlic-fried rice and fried eggs, along with a chili-vinegar dip.
There is also a sweet variant of tapa, with the sugar added. Anotheris the (wet) type, which has strips of beef cooked in water, vinegar, and soy sauce and flavored with calamansi, garlic, and sugar.The ingredients and preparation are almost the same with the Filipino Beef Steak. Only, my tapa recipe has artificial sweetner in it, instead of sugar.

What You Will Be Needing:

1/2 K Sirloin Beef ( Beef Steak cut is good)

1 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup Calamansi juice ( i like it on my steak)

3 small packets of Equal

2 pinches of salt and pepper

2 tbsp vinegar

5 cloves garlic minced

How To:


Cut beef into tiny pieces. If you're using beef steak cut, tenderize the meat first. Ask your local market meat vendor to cut your steak thinner than the usual.

In a container, mix the meat pieces with the rest of the ingredients.

Marinate over night.


Separate meat from the marinade
In a frying pan put marinated meat and 1/4 cup water

Bring to boil until dry

Stir meat continuously until meat is cooked. Add oil if necessary

Best served with tomato and onion salad.
Most of the time we serve Tapa with sunny side up egg. We call the dish TAPSILOG (tapa, with sinangag (fried rice) and egg). It is served during breakfast in restaurants and at our very own homes.


pehpot said...

I have two version of it, the other one is with toyo and kalamansi and the other one is with vinegar, salt lots of garlic and a dash of salt :)

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Zeee said...

awwww sarap naman! hehehehe love tapa... hubby makes yummy tapa....miss ko na...:(

tsang said...

Ang sarap naman nito enchie, may LO pa ba diyan mukhang ang dami ng niluto mo hehehe pahingi! ang sarap kamayin ng pagkain mo dito. Happy FTF

Willa said...

my version is as usual, using the instant tapa marinate, pero pwede na rin.:)
Mommy Enchie,wala pa itong link mo sa FTF site,I got in here while doing my regular visit. :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love Tapa. Gusto ko din yung sweet..

Shey said...

Naku, ang sarap-sarap naman ng post mo. Gusto ko din with itlog. YUMMYNESS!

Genejosh said...

so sarap! add kita sa Tasty Exploration ko sis. Hope to exchange link with you:D

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Clarissa said...

Ang sarap talaga ng pinoy style breakfast!!Nakaka-miss tuloy ang luto ng Mama ko--she cooked tapsilog for us nung umuwi kami sa Pinas.^_^

Jay - agent112778 said...

wow yum yum so good...pls pass the rice and the cola pls

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Arlene said...

Wow another recipe easy to follow. I love calamansi juice too in place of vinegar.

nice food photos!

Pacey said...

Love tapa soo much and this one you showed us looks very easy to do, I usually just buy ready to cook ones...thanks for sharing..the photos look so inviting.

Lynn said...

I love tapa w/ vinegar dip and lots of tomatoes!

Lulu said...

ohhh... i miss tapsilog... i love it!

jeng said...

Love tapsilog, cornsilog, longsilog and tocilog ; )