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Pares 3


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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pares is a Filipino street food viand composed of beef cooked in sweet soy sauce served with garlic fried rice and beef soup.


  • 700 g Beef brisket, chopped into small strips or cubes
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 46 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 pcs star anise
  • 2 pcs dried bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, mixed in 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 red onion, minced
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • fish sauce
  • oil
  • fried garlic, to garnish


  1. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  2. Add beef pieces and brown on all sides.
  3. Add beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar (adjust according to your liking, the dish is meant to be sweet), star anise, bay leaf, black pepper and cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hr. or until the beef pieces are really tender up to a point it’s nearly falling apart.
  4. Season with fish sauce according to your liking.
  5. Top with fried garlic and pair it with garlic fried rice and clear beef soup.