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Rodic’s-Style Chopped Beef Tapa

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Rodic’s-Style Chopped Beef Tapa is a copycat dish from the well-known Diner, Rodic’s, made with flaked beef marinated in tapa style sauces and spices.


Units Scale
  • 1 kg beef brisket, cubed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 whole head garlic, skinned
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • fried garlic, to garnish


  1. Place beef, sugar, garlic, freshly ground black pepper, and water in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 1 1/2 hours then remove from heat.
  2. Slowly release the pressure and once it’s safe to open the pressure cooker remove the cover, place the beef in a plate leaving the liquid in the pot.
  3. Using a fork, flake the meat then place it back into the pot.
  4. Continue to cook the beef over medium heat until liquid dries out.
  5. Add oil, then continue to cook for 2 more minutes until some meat flakes starts to crisp on the edges.
    Turn of the heat then serve topped with fried garlic.