Tapsilog (Beef Tapa with Garlic Fried Rice and Fried Egg)

This is Tapsilog (Beef Tapa with Garlic Fried Rice and Fried Egg). Tapsilog is an abbreviation for the combination of beef tapa, garlic fried rice (sinangag), and fried egg (itlog). So with this combination you end up with tap-si-log. This is traditionally a breakfast meal. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


Beef Tapa:

  • 2 pounds of beef sirloin (or similar cut of meat)
  • 1 bulb of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of vinegar
  • cooking oil

Garlic Fried Rice:

  • 2 cups of cold rice
  • green onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small onion
  • salt and pepper to taste

Fried Eggs:

  • 2 eggs
  • cooking oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the beef tapa, except for the beef and cooking oil.
  2. Now add the beef to the mixture and mix thoroughly.
  3. Heat the cooking oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  4. When the oil is hot, add the beef mixture to the pan.
  5. Pan fry the beef while continually stirring.
  6. When the beef starts to form a crust along the edges remove it from the pan and set it aside.
  7. To make the garlic fried rice, first add some cooking oil over medium-high heat to the same pan from before.
  8. Now add the the garlic and onions to the pan and stir fry for about a minute.
  9. Then add the rice and salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Stir fry the rice until it is hot and well seasoned then remove it from the heat.
  11. In a clean pan, add some cooking oil and fry the eggs over medium-high heat.
  12. Serve the beef tapa with the rice on the side and the sunny side up egg on top of the rice.


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