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The Tagalog word baka means “cow” and it is used an adjective to describe beef dishes. Literally, karne ng baka means “meat of cow” and its one-word English translation is “beef.”

  • Bistek Tagalog
    Posted in: Meat

    Bistek is beefsteak marinated in calamansi (citrus) before frying.

    In a thin sauce of its own juices, it is served with onions, potatoes, and steamed white rice.

  • Beef Salpicao: Stir-Fried Garlic Beef
    Beef Salpicao
    Posted in: Meat

    Beef Salpicao: Stir-Fried Garlic Beef This dish very likely came from the Iberian peninsula.

  • Filipino Dish Beef Caldereta
    Posted in: Meat

    Beef Calderata by Angie Pastor. For orders in the Metro Manila area, 09369815475. Description and more photos of this Filipino dish to be added soon. Add what you know in the comments section below!

  • Tokwa't Baka
    Tokwa’t Baka
    Posted in: Meat

    Photos by Jeric Travis. Tokwa’t Baka (Tofu & Beef) from Carinderia ni Tandang Sora in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    For those who don’t have than much of a liking for pork or are prohibited from eating the so-called other white meat, Tokwa’t Baka (Tofu & Beef) is a great alternative.