Mushroom Tapa Recipe

This is a vegetarian recipe for the classic Filipino beef tapa!

Filipino tapa is addictive: simple pantry ingredients marry salty, sweet, sour, and savory flavors into one dish. Oyster mushroom make a good substitute for beef if you’re going meatless. You can top this tapa recipe with garlic bits and serve with brown rice. 

Mushroom Tapa Recipe

Marie Gonzalez
This is a vegetarian recipe for the classic Filipino beef tapa!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 5


Mushroom Tapa Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup muscovado sugar or white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Calamansi Juice or vinegar
  • 1 head Garlic crushed or chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 500 Grams oyster mushrooms separted (about 6 to 7 lightly packed cups)
  • vegetable oil
  • Garlic sliced and fried, to serve
  • garlic rice to serve
  • tomatoes sliced, to serve


  • Combine soy sauce, ¼ cup water, sugar, calamansi juice, garlic, and pepper in a large bowl. Add mushrooms and mix. Set aside and allow to marinate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Warm 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Drain mushroom tapa; reserve marinade. Cook mushrooms in batches until deep brown on both sides, stirring occasionally to allow sugar to caramelize. Transfer mushrooms to a serving dish.
  • Add reserved marinade to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Pour marinade over mushrooms.
  • Top tapa with fried garlic bits. Serve with garlic rice and sliced tomatoes.
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