Coming from the Philippines–a country that has been inhabited by many foreign countries during its early times–has yielded a great culinary advantage for me, as I’ve been exposed to and able to learn about many great cuisines from all over the world. I wrote about this dish back in 2009 and after getting such great feedback from my readers, I have decided to re-visit this dinner table gem one more time and go a little bit deeper into it.
Bistek is undoubtedly one of the top ranking dishes in the Philippines and also the type of dish that can easily capture a person’s taste buds when tasting it for the first time. This dish has always been a hit for my family even though I have three picky eaters, my American wife and two children. For them and many others, it was a walk in the park for this dish to capture their taste buds and right away it became their new favorite dish, even after the first meal.
This dish didn’t originate from the Philippines, but instead was inherited from our Hispanic counterparts either during the Spanish occupation or soon afterwards. Countries like Mexico, Puerto Rico… [read more] …continue reading at communityTable.com