"Slow cooking gives this dish that fall-off-the-bone tenderness," says Ed Bugia, chef-owner of Pino Resto Bar and BRGR: The Burger Project. For a gourmet touch, he added red wine, which perfectly complements the boldness of the beef and gives the dish depth and a more rounded flavor.Serves 2 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 4 hours
6 to 7 cloves garlic, minced1 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil1/2 kilo beef short ribs (tadyang), cut into 3-inch pieces1 cup red wine1/2 cup soy sauce1/4 cup white vinegar1/2 cup water4 to 5 pieces star anise2 to 3 bay leaves1 tablespoon brown sugarblack pepper to tastetoasted sesame seeds and tom yao for garnishsteamed bok choy and steamed rice, to serve
1 Sauté garlic in cooking oil until soft and fragrant. Add tadyang and sear on all sides. 2 Add red wine over high heat and cook until reduced to half. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and water. Do not stir until mixture is simmering. 3 Add star anise, bay leaves, and brown sugar. Season with black pepper. Mix well. 4 Simmer for 3 to 4 hours until fork tender. Skim excess fat that rises to the surface. 5 When done, garnish with toasted sesame seeds and tom yao. Serve with steamed bok choy and rice on the side.
Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Produced and Styled by Rachelle Santos | Props from Gourdo’s (basket and wooden charger)
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