About the Dish;
A popular combination called “Tapsilog” is commonly served in eateries called tapsihan and gotohan. Tapsilog is an abbreviation for Tapa, Sinangag (Fried Rice), and Itlog (Fried egg).
Other meats used to make tapa are: Carabao’s meat (tapang kalabaw) , Deer’s meat (tapang Usa), Wild Boar’s meat (tapang Baboy Ramo),and horse’s meat (tapang kabayo).
Speaking of tapang kabayo, Matty’s tapsilogan in Don Galo, Paranaque serves one of the best tapang kabayo in the Las Pinas-Paranaque-Muntinlupa area.
Making this recipe will enhance your cooking and food preparation skills and will also help you save some money. Who knows, this might even be a business opportunity for you.
- Beef Tapa
- 500g sirloin steak
- 1 bulb of garlic, roughly chopped
- 1⁄4 cup of white sugar
- 1/4 cup oyster sauce
- Salt to taste
- 3tbsp Vinegar
- Cooking Oil
- Garlic Fried Rice
- 2 cups of cold rice
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced
- salt to taste
- Fried Eggs
- 2 eggs
- cooking oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients for marination
- Now add the beef to the mixture and mix thoroughly and marinate for 30mins or overnight
- Heat the cooking oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
- When the oil is hot, add the beef mixture to the pan.
- Pan fry the beef while continually stirring.
- When the beef starts to form a crust along the edges, remove it from the pan and set it aside.
- To make the garlic fried rice, first, add some cooking oil over medium-high heat to the same pan from before.
- Now add the garlic to the pan and stir-fry for about a minute.
- Then add the rice and salt to taste.
- Stir fry the rice until it is hot and well seasoned then remove it from the heat.
- In a clean pan, add some cooking oil and fry the eggs over medium-high heat.
- Serve the Beef with the Fried Rice on the side and the sunny side up egg on top of the rice.
You can have Tapsilog served with vinegar on the side for the latter to be gradually mixed to the dish or have the vinegar poured directly on the Tapa before serving to add to its distinct flavor.
HOW TO SERVE BEEF TAPA
- This dish is all about balance. The contrasting flavors and textures work together to keep your palate wanting more.
- The richness of the beef, fried egg, and garlic rice is leveled with fresh tomatoes and crisp cucumbers. A sprinkling of fried garlic chips adds crunch and a punch of umami.
- To round everything out, a spicy vinegar dipping sauce (made by soaking fresh Thai chili in white vinegar), cuts through all the fat and savoriness.
- While tapislog is most popular for breakfast, it can really be enjoyed for any meal. Even the occasional midnight snack after a night of drinking!