Tapa (TapSiLog)

The word tapsilog is actually an abbreviation of the words tapa, sinangag (fried rice), and itlog (egg). Filipino food has a collection of this “silog” type of breakfast.


  • sirloin beef
  • light soy sauce
  • minced garlic
  • brown sugar
  • ground black pepper
  • juice of fresh calamansi or lemon
  • oyster sauce (optional)
  • cooking oil


  • First, slice your beef thinly so it would cook fast and, at the same time, avoid beef from getting tough from cooking for a long time.
  • The marinade for this beef tapa recipe is a combination of sweet, salty, garlicky and tangy flavors. Make the marinade by simply combining all antiestrogens the marinade ingredients together – soy sauce, garlic, calamansi juice or lemon juice, sugar, oyster sauce, pepper, and garlic.
  • You can easily customize the marinade according to your taste – add more sugar for sweetness, calamansi or lemon juice for a bit of sourness, or lots of pepper if you want it to be spicy.
  • Taste the marinade before adding in the raw beef. Once your marinade is ready, add the sliced beef and massage to fully coat with marinade.
  • Keep for at least 4 hours in the fridge. You can also freeze them if you don’t plan on cooking it within 24 hours.
  • Before cooking the marinated beef, drain meat from marinade. In a frying pan over medium heat, add a tablespoon of oil. Add beef slices in a single layer and cook, turning on sides, for about 3 to 4 minutes or until browned

Credits: https://spoonfulofbutter.com/beef-tapa-tapsilog/

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RyPhaul Oprin

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