Imbaliktad is an Ilocano dish made with medium rare stir fried beef on garlic, onion, ginger and vinegar

I had tried this before when I used to live in Baguio City but never knew its name until recently. It is one of those dishes that we always cook during my university days as a dish to match our beer and gin with, with less than 5 minutes cooking time it’s a good pulutan to have as you don’t have to take a lot of time preparing it, it also contains the least amount of ingredients which is good for the budget conscious student.

Having said that there is no stopping you to have this with rice, in fact it goes great with rice and perfectly match other Ilocano vegetable dishes like Dinengdeng and Pinakbet.

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Imbaliktad 1


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Imbaliktad is an Ilocano dish made with medium rare stir fried beef on garlic, onion, ginger and vinegar


  • 500 g beef rump steak, cut into thin very strips
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1/3 cup cane vinegar
  • 2 stalks spring onion, chopped
  • 2 pcs red chillies, sliced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. Heat wok in very high heat, add oil and once it starts smoking quickly stir fry together beef, garlic, onion, ginger, chillies and spring onions. Continuously stir fry for 2 minutes.
  2. Still on high heat add the vinegar and let it boil
  3. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then serve.



2 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    What a gorgeous shot! I can almost taste it!

  2. Neat dish! Quick, and really tasty. Haven’t heard of this, but you know I’ll be making it! Thanks so much.

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