Every Mondays and Fridays of June and July we will be featuring some my favourite food bloggers for the first time here at Ang Sarap. These bloggers are exceptional and served as a big influence of what is Ang Sarap now, so please do visit and follow every one of them (if you haven’t yet) and I will assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
Ray a fellow Filipino is one of my blogging mentors, I learned a lot from his blog more specifically his photography techniques, this guy can make a simple dish really stand out and that’s what I adore from him. He also posts a lot of Filipino dishes so his site is also a very good place to learn the Filipino cuisine. I am sure that the recipes he post in his blog are all delicious as these are the dishes you also see in his catering menu (yes he is doing some catering), just look at the testimonials of his clients. So if you are in Santa Clarita, San Fernando or Los Angeles area and will have a party soon why not try some Filipino dishes made by Ray all you need is place an order (details in his site) and they do deliver.
So what are you waiting for plan for your next party and think about getting your feed from Ray but before that lets all welcome Ray.
Hello everyone, my name is Ray; the guy writing and cooking or cooking and writing. Well, what I mean to say is I’m the guy cooking, eating, and then writing on the ‘Wok with Ray’ blog. I do get confused once-in-a-while, so my apologies. When Raymund asked me if I would be interested to guest on “Ang Sarap”, I said to myself – “Yesss, all of those nice comments are finally paying off.” 🙂 Okay, okay I’m just kidding. Seriously, when I received the invitation email from him, I was floored knowing that one of the hardest working food bloggers that I’ve known was inviting me to guest post on “Ang Sarap”, which I consider a very popular blog. So thank you, Raymund. I am very honored for the invitation and equally honored to be here and cooking with your great friends and readers!
What we will be cooking today is a dish many Filipinos call “Bistek.” The word Bistek came from the Spanish word “Bistec” which translates to Beef Steak or Beefsteak in English. So, why did we use Bistek instead of Bistec? I guess the most logical explanation that I can come up with is that Filipino alphabets do not contain the letter “c.”
I consider bistek to be one of the easiest beef recipes in Filipino cooking. Traditionally, it is cooked and served with lots of sauce. However, I am staying away from that tradition by making it more of a stir fry; hence, making this dish even easier and quicker to prep. Well, what is the use of promoting the words quick and easy if I will keep yapping here? So I think we should start cooking.