Pork Bistek is something that many Filipinos can do. It is pretty similar to a Western dish known as pork steak, but just like how it is with most Pinoy food, there is always a certain Filipino twist to this version.
Since the recipe involves simple and easy to follow steps, the dish became a common meal served in every dining table in the Philippines. In addition, it is sold in a lot of food stalls or carinderias in the country too. It is very tasty, as the meat is marinated in soy sauce and lots of different spices. Onion rings are also added as a garnish and to give it a more delicious taste.
What is Pork Bistek?
This dish is another variation of the original Bistek Tagalog, which means Beef Steak. But for this recipe, I used marinated pork chop cooked with onions and spices. It has a classic tangy and savory flavor that most Filipinos love.
Tips how to make Pork Bistek?
- Marinate the meat for at least two hours. It will not only give flavor but it will also help to tenderize the meat.
- You may use either calamansi or lemon juice for the marinade.
- Use thin slices of pork meat such as sirloin pork.
- Save some of the onion rings for garnish.
- It is best to serve with hot steamed rice for lunch or dinner.
If you want to cook something delicious for your family, it’s a great time to try the Pork Bistek Recipe. They will surely love the soft and tender pork meat and the zesty taste of the marinade. You may add other ingredients like pineapple slices for a more tasty flavor and I assure you that the kids will love it. Try this recipe and let me know what you think?
Pork Bistek Recipe
- 2 pcs pork chop
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 pc lime juice or 4-5 pcs calamansi juice
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- ½ cup water
- 1 large onion cut into rings
- ½ tsp sugar optional
- salt to taste
- Place the pork chop in a bowl or container. Marinate with soy sauce, black pepper and lime juice for at least 2 hours inside the refrigerator.
- In a large pan over medium heat, add the cooking oil and wait until it is hot. Pan fry the pork chop for 3 minutes on each side.
- Remove excess oil, add marinade juice and water. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
- Season with salt and sugar. Then add the onion rings, cook for another minute. Serve immediately with hot steamed rice.