Homemade Beef Tapa

1 1/2 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
5 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tbsp minced garlic or 1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a container, combine soy sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar and mix well. Place the beef in the clear plastic bag. Pour-in the the mixed seasonings in the clear plastic bag with meat and mix well. Place inside the refrigerator and marinate for a minimum of 12 hours. In a pan, place 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Add 3 tbsp of cooking oil. Put-in the marinated beef tapa and cook until the water evaporates.

The beef is boiled until the water evaporates – this makes it more tender. The remaining oil fries the beef. You can skip this process by directly frying the beef in oil.