Pinoy Bistek

Filipino Recipes , Main Dish Aug 02, 2013 No Comments

Who can say no to a hot plate of rice with a savory juicy Pinoy Bistek? Growing up, I would always see this during get together and has became a staple feature in the dining table on weekends. The simplicity of this Filipino dish makes it all the more tasty and gastronomically indulging. Try making one at home and add whatever you have in your pantry. others use soda drinks to add to the tenderness of the meat. Indeed, Philippine cuisine at its best!

1/2 kilo beef sirloin (cut into 3 ” strips)
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon raw sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 pieces garlic, minced
cooking oil
1 big red onion (sliced thinly to make rings)


  1. Marinate beef in soy sauce, calamansi, oyster sauce, sugar, salt & pepper for 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. In a pan over low heat, heat oil and stir-fry beef until cooked and tender. If you want it dry, the let the marinade be soaked by the meat.On the contrary, let it simmer for a good 10-15 minutes.
  3. Drop onion rings. Turn heat off.
  4. Serve hot.
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