Pork Bistek Recipe
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Pork Bistek recipe is easy. Just sear the chop and then make the sauce by combining soy sauce, calamansi juice, sugar, and spices

Bistek is a term coined from the Spanish word “bistec” which literally translates to “beef steak.” Obviously, the dish was brought by the Spaniards during the colonization period.

As the years go by, Filipinos make different versions based on territory and meat availability.

The sauce also varies. However, Filipinos are used to the combination of soy sauce, calamansi, and sugar. We also love it with slices of onion.

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Here is my recipe of Pork Bistek:


  • 1-kilo pork chops
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Juice from 12 pieces calamansi or 2 pieces lemon
  • 2 spoon Sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 big onion, chopped into rings
  • Ground pepper
  • Oil – For Frying


  1. Fry the pork, avoid cooking them well. It’s much better if you will fry them vertically deep frying the fat part.
  2. In a separate pan, saute garlic, let it toast and 4-5 pieces of sliced onions.
  3. Add pork chops and let it simmer.
  4. Add soy sauce, citrus juice, sugar, and water. Boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Put pepper and stir well.
  6. Boil until the sauce thicken.
  7. Put into a low fire and top with onions. Steamed onions will become a little sweet.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

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