Great food from the Philippines: Beef Tapa

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ July 15th, 2009. Updated on September 3rd, 2012. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Filipino food.
Beef tapa up close from The Philippines

Beef tapa up close from The Philippines

Beef Tapa from the Philippines

Tapa to me is a Spanish small serving. In the Philippines to a tourist a beef tapa is something similar. To a local it’s a full serving. It’s similar to a thin breakfast steak. But, it’s seasoning quite strong.

Beef Tapa from the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Beef Tapa from the Philippines

What does beef tapa taste like

It’s marinated in vinegar and pepper with garlic. It is perhaps one of the most flavorsome of Filipino dishes with a rich appetizing smell. It’s usually accompanied with a few vegetables either mixed in or more commonly to the side.

Where to find beef tapa

It’s usually found in canteens and is really quite nice to try. It’s widely available in supermarkets and for those with access to kitchens it’s easy and fast to cook.

There’s no over powering sauce nor heavy seasoning.  It usually costs around 35 pesos for a small side plate.

This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Great food from the Philippines


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1 Great responses to Great food from the Philippines: Beef Tapa

  1. kintoy says:

    Tapa is usually served with fried rice and sunny side up eggs. And very strong brewed coffee :)