Beef Tapa has now become the synonym of breakfast meal on Pinoy households. It is usually serve with sinangag or garlic fried rice and itlog or fried egg. Beef tapa breakfast is one of the several acronym coined names of Pinoy breakfast. Tapsilog is acronym for tapa-sinangag-itlog (tapa, fried rice and fried egg meal), tosilog for tocino-sinangag-itlog (tocino, fried rice and fried egg meal), longsilog for longanisa-sinangag-itlog (longanisa, fried rice and fried egg meal) and the list goes on…
1 k. lean beef, thinly sliced into 1/4” thick along the grain
1 tsp. black pepper coarsely ground
1/2 head garlic, crushed
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tsp. sugar, optional
1 tsp. salt
Combine all the ingredients except the beef and cooking oil. Coat evenly each piece of meat with the marinade. In a plastic container with cover, pile beef pieces one on top of the other. Cover and keep refrigerated overnight or until ready to cook. Heat oil in a wok at high heat, fry marinated beef in batches for 3 to 5 minutes each side or until color changes to brown and edges start to caramelize. Serve hot with fried rice and egg.