Bistek Tagalog – Filipino Beef Steak

Bistek is a colloquialism for the word “beefsteak” and “Tagalog” is a reference to the Tagalog region in Southern Luzon, Philippines where bistek is believed to have originated. The meat is marinated in the mixture of soy sauce and an acidic ingredient, like calamansi, lime, or lemon juice. The depth of flavor is dependent upon the length…

Arroz Caldo with Manok

Arroz Caldo is considered a comfort food in my family’s home and was considered a staple whenever a sniffle would appear. Its origins are from the familiar Chinese congee (rice porridge) but modified by Filipinos to suit the tastes of the Spanish conquistadors that ruled over the Philippines for well beyond three centuries. It may resemble…

It’s All About the Prep

Knife Skills The handy dandy chef’s knife is one item that anyone worth their salt in the kitchen knows to be on the list of items that they would need if they ever were stranded on an island. The sheer versatility of a good blade will help keep you fed, able to defend yourself, and can…