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Bistek recipe using pork instead of the regular beef. Turned out pretty good and tasty.


2 lbs. pork chops 

1/2 cup soy sauce 

1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup water

5-6 cloves of garlic, minced fine

1 medium onion, sliced thin/round

2 tablespoon brown sugar (or more if needed)

black ground pepper to taste

1/3 cup cooking oil

Cooking Direction:

Using a deep bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, water, garlic,  brown sugar and ground pepper. Mix well.

Add pork, cover bowl and refrigerate  overnight or at least for 3 hours.

The next day;

Remove pork from the marinade. Set remaining marinade aside.

Fry pork in cooking oil till both side turns golden brown in medium heat.

Set aside fried pork.

Pour in remaining marinade into the pan where you fried the pork.

Simmer in low heat till sauce thickens.

Add fried pork, simmer for few minutes.

Add slices of onion.

Remove pan from heat and serve hot.

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