Bistek is derived from beef steak. Some people subsitute pork for beef and that should be called porkstek NOT pork bistek. (Ugh. Some people.) Make it fish and it’s fishtek. You know the drill.
This has got to be one of the simplest beef dishes to prepare. It’s one of the yummiest too! All you need are a few ingredients and for my version, I used…
1/4 kilo of beef sirloin, sliced thinly
5 red onions, sliced
1 head garlic, smashed then minced
1 cup soysauce
juice of 20 calamansi
salt and pepper to taste
1. Marinate the beef in soysauce and calamansi juice for at least 2 hours. Best if overnight.
2. Fry the beef in oil (add some butter if you want) until almost well done. Set aside.
3. Sauté garlic until light brown and onions until halfcooked.
4. Put the beef and the marinade and simmer for 5 minutes or until meat gets thoroughly cooked and onions are transluscent.
5. Put some salt and pepper according to desired taste. For me, the more pepper, the better!
Serve this with rice or fries. Yes. Fries. I learned that bistek goes well with fries from my Tita Cay (owner nung tambayan namin dati nung college) and I suggest you try this combo. :)
Garnish with freshly chopped onions. Taaaa-daaaaah!!! Bistek Walastik!
Btw, my dad is fond of saying Walastik! when he finds something excellent. Like this bistek, so there. Hehe.
// listening to Anthem Lights – Can’t Get Over You