We have received some sad news this week. A beloved uncle has passed away. He was loved by every single life he touched. And believe me, he has touched many. His ability to love seemed too big for his own skin, so it spilled over and enveloped all those around him…and then some. He lived life to the fullest, and didn’t hold back when it came to the people he cared about. And it was in the littlest details where he touched people the most I think – a phone call to say hello, a visit to a niece’s volleyball game, a smile, a laugh, a printout of an interesting football article that he knew my husband would enjoy.
I’ve realized, listening to his friends and family, that it is truly in the littlest details that we too can touch other people’s lives the most. Thoughtfulness, kindness, caring…a little goes a long way. So don’t be afraid to be generous.
Just as he had a big appetite for life and love…he also had a big appetite for food. So tito E, this one’s for you.
- Olive oil
- 350-500 grams sukiyaki cut beef or tenderloin, sliced
1/2 cm thick
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed calamansi juice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 5-6 cloves garlic, peeled and bashed up a bit
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- 3-4 medium white onions, sliced
Optional (for a saucier bistek):
- 1/2 – 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed calamansi juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
rapidly, tossing with the onions, to make sure the marinade cooks completely. Sometimes I like to add another drizzle of olive oil at this point.
– Serves 2-3.
little crunch in them. So feel free to cook them as you like them. I’m also very generous with the black pepper…crack that pepper mill like you’re working out (as if I would really know what that feels like).We are leaving the city for the weekend. Summer is here and making us all yearn for childhood vacations, while our adult self is stuck in front of a computer screen the whole week. So we stuff our bags full of bathing suits and possibilities; pile ourselves, our spirits, and the Pack ‘N Play into our little red car; and head out to enjoy the sun whilst it shines, and each other most of all. Life is short, pick up that phone, connect, snuggle in bed a bit longer, let somebody else answer the phone while you watch your sleeping child.Love each other.
We will miss you tito E.
UPDATES: I have since made this with anywhere from 250 to 600 grams of beef and it’s worked pretty well. Usually, if I want a little sweetness (not too much!) I add a little kecap manis to the marinade/sauce…I highly recommend it (I do this pretty much every time I cook bistek now)! Also, tried this with the sukiyaki-cut chuck roll (grade 6, 500 grams) of Kitayama Meatshop and it was amazing!!