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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beef Pares

Beef Pares is an inexpensive street food that is wildly popular in the Philippines. Pares, which means "pair," speaks to the traditional way of serving beef pares: alongside garlic fried rice, or sinangag, and a bowl of beef soup.

1/3 kilo beef brisket, cut into large cubes and boiled until tender
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small size onion chopped
2 pcs. star anise
3 tbsp cornstarch
salt and pepper
cooking oil

Combine beef, enough water and onion, simmer in low fire until tender, add water if necessary keep the stock. Heat wok over high heat with oil. Add garlic. Stir fry for 1 minute. Add beef chunks and continue to stir fry for 2-3 minutes on high heat. Put the stock and add the remaining ingredients and simmer again for 15mins. Add the cornstarch, stir until sauce thickens. Place on top of hot rice or fried rice.

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