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Beef Tapa With Bell Peppers and Carrots

This is my version of beef tapa with bell pepper and carrots. The kids included this recipe in their list of favorites. So easy to prepare. But I don’t have the exact measurement of the ingredients.


  • Beef cut into thin bite-size
  • carrots diced
  • green and red bell pepper diced
  • prime soy sauce (any soy sauce will do)
  • oyster sauce
  • cracked pepper
  • chili flakes
  • garlic minced
  • cornstarch
  • sugar
  • water
  • oil
  • sesame seeds for topping


  1. Marinate the beef in soy sauce, garlic, cracked pepper, oyster sauce, and cornstarch for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Fry the beef in a small amount of cooking oil until light brown.
  3. Add water just enough to cover the meat.
  4. Let it cook in medium heat until tender.
  5. Add in carrots and pepper.
  6. Add a bit of sugar to taste.
  7. Simmer until the sauce dries up a little.
  8. You can add chili flakes if you like them spicy.
  9. Turn off the heat. Top with sesame seeds.
  10. Serve with plain or fried rice. Enjoy!

Sauteed Kangkong and Spinach

This simple and budget-friendly meal is one of the easiest dishes na naluto ko for the family. When you run out of ulam ideas to cook, eto na ang isa sa pwedeng go-to recipe mo.

Ingredients: Kangkong (water spinach), spinach, garlic, onion, oyster sauce, pepper, oil, tofu.

Procedure: Sautee chopped garlic and onion in a small amount of oil. Add kangkong and spinach leaves. Simmer for a few minutes before adding oyster sauce. Cook for a few more minutes before turning off the heat.

This dish is best paired with fried tofu. Served with steamed rice or fried rice to your liking. Enjoy!

Sweet and Sour Tofu

It’s the second time I cooked this dish for the family. It’s budget-friendly and easy to prepare than the other sweet and sour dishes I’ve made.


  • 8 – 10 tofu (tokwa), thinly cubed
  • green and red bell peppers, cubed
  • ginger, julienned
  • onion, cubed
  • garlic, minced
  • cornstarch
  • vinegar
  • water
  • ketchup
  • sugar
  • soy sauce
  • oil for frying


  1. Slice tofu into thin cubes, fry until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. For the sauce, mix the following ingredients:
4 tablespoon sugar, 3 tbsp. vinegar, 4 tbsp. ketchup, 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  1. Saute ginger, onion, garlic.
  2. Add bell pepper. Simmer for a couple of minutes before adding the sauce mixture.
  3. Add cornstarch 1 tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1/3 cup water.
  4. Mix until sauce thickens.
  5. Add fried tofu and mix well. Turn off heat.
  6. Served with freshly steamed rice or fried rice.