Crispy Tadyang ng Baka

Crispy Tadyang ng Baka or Crispy Beef Ribs is type of Filipino pulutan (beer match), it is made out of twice cooked beef ribs first boiled in an adobo sauce then deep fried. It can be enjoyed as an appetizer or even with rice, nice and easy dish which is best when served with spicy vinegar.

Crispy Tadyang ng Baka
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Serves: 5-6
Crispy Tadyang
  • 1 kg beef spareribs, sliced into riblets
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 whole garlic, crushed
  • 2 pcs star anise
  • 3 pcs bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 3 cups water
  • cooking oil
Vinegar Dip
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3 birds eye chillies, chopped with seeds
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place ribs in a pot and add enough water to cover the beef, bring it to a boil and let the scum rise. Turn the heat off, drain the liquid out and rinse beef with running tap water.
  2. Place beef back into the pot together with all of the ingredients except the oil. Bring it to a boil, simmer and cook for 1½ hrs. or until tender.
  3. Separate beef from liquid and let it cool. Once cooled down place it on paper towel lined plate to absorb excess liquid, replace paper towel if needed then place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hrs.
  4. Prepare a deep fryer or wok filled with oil, heat it up and deep fry pork ribs until crispy.
  5. Drain the ribs and place in a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
  6. Prepare dip by mixing all vinegar dip ingredients, then serve with crispy ribs.



11 Responses

  1. What an awesome meal.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Your food is always so enticing.

  3. anthony henderson says:

    i can almost taste them

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  5. Twice cooked, deep fried ribs…be still my beating heart, (or should that be tummy!) this is one of those dishes that people reserve for a rainy, lazy day. When they have a bit of time to prepare something special. Now I just need that rainy day!

  6. the beef ribs are making me hungry here!! I bet these ribs are so tender and flavorful after the simmering and deep frying. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Kristy says:

    Deep fried ribs? Wow! This is certainly good beer food. I can’t even wrap my mind around how good those have to be!

  8. You had me at “twice cooked beef ribs first boiled in an adobo sauce then deep fried.” Delish!

  9. foodjaunts says:

    This is awesome! I’ve definitely been missing out since I’ve never had this – must have this soon.

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