Saturday, March 1, 2014

Beef Pares

Pares means pair, that's why this popular beef dish is always serve with either steamed or garlic rice and extra broth, that is the pares (pair) for this.

 Ingredients for 4 servings:
1/2 kilo beef without bone (slices)
7 cups water
1/4 cup soy sauce ( add if needed)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 minced onion
2 cloves garlic (minced)
3 cups broth ( add if needed)
2 pieces star anise
2 teaspoon corn starch dissolved in 1/4 cup water

1.Saute ginger, garlic and onion then add the beef , soy sauce, black pepper and sugar then stir well after 2 minutes add the water and let it boil for an hour or until tender.
2. Add anise and salt to taste, then bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add the cornstarch mixture while stirring to avoid it from forming lumps, then simmer until it thickens and turn off the heat.
4. Serve it with rice and enjoy!


  1. Is it okay if I don't have star anise?

  2. yes it is ok, you can replace it with bay leaf or dahon ng paminta, if you still don't have it, it's ok, just add a smile while you are cooking :-).

  3. salamat po sa Dios nagkaroon me ng idea sa pagluluto nito lalo ko pa mapapasarap ang Pares pag nakapagluto ako loobin.

  4. Salamat sa dios Hindi na sumasakit ulo ko kung anong putahe uulamin araw2.. To God be the glory!

    1. capital letter po ang first letter ng Dios kapatid. :)

    2. Grabe ka naman pati ba naman spelling pinakialaman mo pa pagkain ang topic hindi spelling bee!!

  5. White sugar po b ang gamit or brown sugar?

  6. Namiss ko tong beef pares, kaso wala akong star anise :( baka maging adobo ang labas :(

  7. Namiss ko tong beef pares, kaso wala akong star anise :( baka maging adobo ang labas :(

  8. can I use oyster sauce instead of soy sauce?

  9. buti naka post itong #mely'skitchen lagi ko talagang inaabangan.... #recipe is very easy and so friendly budget yet outcome is so yummilicious,,,keep on posting, thanks.

  10. Beef is cutted or uncut when boiling

  11. Hi good eve.. Ask lang po kng pwedeng i substitute ang oyster sauce, mas masarap po ba o mganda pa dn gamitin ang soy sauce? Thanks

  12. Hi wala akong star anise, meron lang ako anise seed pde po ba un?

  13. I also would like to know if the meat was cut up?

  14. bakit po parang pula ang kulay? nilagyan ba ito ng atsuete?


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