Sweet Beef Tapa

Filipino Style Recipe: Sweet Beef Tapa is one of the all-time favorite filipino breakfast. Preparing home made beef tapa is healthier because you can avoid the artificial preservatives usually found in frozen goods. This version of beef tapa is a combination of sweet and salty flavor that you will surely enjoy.

Estimated Time of Preparation: 10 minutes (excluding marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking:8-10 minutes per batch

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, thinly sliced
Cooking oil for frying

Marinade:
6 tablespoon vinegar or calamansi juice
5 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon salt
1 medium head garlic, crushed and minced
6 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1.In a mixing bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and mix until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
2. Put in ziploc or plastic container. Soak each slice of the beef and marinade for at least 4 hours or over night.

Part 2
1. Heat pan with cooking oil over medium fire.
2. Arrange beef slices in 1 layer on the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes then flip on the other side and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from pan.
3. Serve with sliced tomatoes or vinegar with garlic.

Beef Tapa

Filipino style recipe: beef tapa is another popular Filipino dish that is usually served during breakfast with fried rice and egg together with acahara(picked papaya strips). This is similar to chicken tapa and pork tapa. Normally the meat prepared in thin slices and marinated overnight then fry until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes, (plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly
3 tablespoons cooking oil
2 cups water

Marinade:
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons lime or calamansi juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oyster sauce(optional)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef and marinade. Mix well then cover and marinate overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a pan, pour water and bring to boil.
2. Add cooking oil and marinated beef, cook until water evaporates and beef color turns to golden brown and tender.
3. Transfer to serving plate. Serve with fried rice and egg.

Pork Tapa

Filipino Style Recipe: pork tapa or tapang baboy is another variety of Filipino tapa. Normally we use beef but in this recipe we will use pork. Normally the meat prepared in thin slices and marinated overnight then fry until tender. Tapa is usually serve during breakfast with fried rice and egg, together with achara(picked papaya strips).

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes, (plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork sirloin, sliced thinly
1/4 cup cooking oil

Marinade:
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons lime or calamansi juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup soda
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oyster sauce(optional)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine pork and marinade. Mix well then cover and marinate overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat cooking oil over low heat then fry marinated pork for 8-10 minutes or until light brown and tender.(Don’t overcooked, meat will become tough).
2. Drain and transfer to serving plate. Serve with kamatis, fried rice and fried egg.

Chicken Tapa

Filipino style recipe: chicken tapa or tapang manok is another variety of popular Filipino tapa. Normally we use beef but in this recipe we will use chicken. The chicken meat prepare in thin slices and marinated for an hour then fry until done. Often served with fried rice and egg, together with achara(picked papaya strips).

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup cooking oil

Marinade:
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken and all ingredients except cooking oil. Mix well then marinate for at least an hour inside the fridge.

Part 2
2. In a pan, heat cooking oil over low heat. Fry marinated chicken for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Drain and transfer to serving plate. Serve with fried rice.