Remember back in the 80's where we used to watch a sitcom entitled 2+2? A popular and funny guy named bistek (Mayor Herbert Bautista) made us all laugh with his antics and comical moves.
Well, being only a child at that time, to my surprise, bistek is also a filipino dish! Taken from the word beef steak. This pinoy dish is made of beef, soy sauce, onions and "calamansi" or lemon.
The combination of soy sauce and lemon, together with raw onions is what makes bistek so delightful to eat. Throw in some rice and a soda and you got yourself a dinner!
1 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 piece lemon or 3 pieces calamansi
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, sliced into rings
3 tbsp cooking oil
salt to taste
1. Marinade beef in soy sauce, lemon or calamansi and black pepper for at least 30 mins.
2. Saute garlic in a pan.
3. Add the marinated beef and let stand until golden brown.
4. Add the onion rings and let stand after 1 minute.
5. Put the marinade and stir occasionally for 15 mins.
6. Put in a bowl or plate and Enjoy! (best served with rice)
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