It is been a while since I last blogged about my yaya woes. That is because our current helper is much better than the last five that we had. I have come to accept Ate Dorina’s shortcomings. So what if she has broken 2 faucets, at least 4 glasses, 3 plates and 2 of our dining chairs? We are only four in the house so we only need 4 dining chairs anyway. Plus, I switched to melaware plates so I don’t think she will be breaking any new ones soon. She is been with us for 9 months now and based on what she’s been telling me, she has plans to stay. I hope I don’t jinx myself.
I blogged before that since helpers in this house have the tendency to evaporate into thin air faster than acetone, I try to document their best-loved recipes while I still don’t hate them. Hehe. In October, I posted Ate’s eggplant burgers here. Today, I would like to share Ate’s homemade tapa recipe.
1/3 kilo pork or beef, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoon soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
dash of pepper
juice of ten calamansi or Philippine lemon
1 tablespoon vinegar
Put all the ingridients in a sealable container. Mix well. I don’t know if it is true but Ate says tapa tastes better when she uses her hands to mix.
Cover the container and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least a day. I like my tapa marinated for 5 days.
Fry to perfection.