The Filipino term Pares commonly refers to Beef Pares, a braised beef stew served with garlic fried rice, and a bowl of clear soup. It is particularly associated with specialty roadside diner-style establishments known as Pares House that specialize in serving these type of meals.
Beef Pares is a famous carinderia food here in the Philippines. It is a go-to food whenever you’re hungry after a late night shift or if you had a few drinks with friends. Filipinos would usually eat beef pares as a hangover cure- its thick beef soup paired with hot rice would help you relieve a headache and satisfy a rumbling stomach.
Beef Pares Recipe
- 1 lb beef (uncut, preferably brisket)
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp ginger, minced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 medium-sized onion, minced
- 4 cups water
- 1 piece beef cube
- 2 pieces star anise
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- Pour the water in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Put-in the beef and then boil until the meat is tender (about 1 to 2 hours if slow cooked or 20 mins. if using a pressure cooker)
- When the meat is tender, remove from the pot and allow to cool down. Do not throw away the stock used for boiling.
- Slice the boiled meat in cubes and set aside.
- Place the oil in a pan then heat-up. Saute the onion, garlic, and ginger.
- Put-in the sliced meat and saute for about 2 to 3 minutes
- Add the soy sauce , 1 cup of beef stock (stock used in boiling the meat), star anise, and beef cube. Stir and then bring to a boil.
- Put-in the sugar. Stir.
- Add salt and ground black pepper. Stir and then simmer until the sauce thickens.
- Serve with fried rice and Enjoy!
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