Published on August 31, 2014
Bistek Tagalog is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. Mama Kolokoy does it so well that even my officemate, Abby, gets so excited each time she sees that my lunch box has Bistek Tagalog. My Mama’s version is so good that I never even thought of trying to cook it. But thanks to the August long weekend, I finally had the courage to come up with my own version.
If you also want your sauce to be runny just like how Mama cooks it, then adjust the amount of water you put. You may also use ordinary flour to thicken the sauce. We used cassava flour because it has that distinct hint of sweetness.
I was actually so surprised because Boyet could not stop raving about this dish. I know that he’s so biased because he vowed to eat everything I cook. But Papa told me that my version is better than Mama’s. Even my pintesarang nanay said that it’s very delicious. My younger brother, who is the number one kontrabida in my life, enjoyed it too, so I guess my first attempt was a success! =)