Beef Pares Recipe


  • Beef brisket, 1kg
  • Garlic, 5-7 cloves, crushed and chopped
  • Onions, 1 whole, chopped
  • Ginger, 1 nub, chopped
  • Soy sauce, 1 cup
  • Star anise, 3 pcs
  • Powdered pepper, 1 tsp
  • Sugar, ½ cup
  • Water, 2ltrs
  • Sesame oil, ½ tsp
  • Cooking oil, 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt, to season 

For garnish:

  • Green onions, chopped
  • Fried garlic (optional but desired) 

Beef Pares Recipe


  1. Boil the beef in water until the scum comes out.
  2. Take off the scum and add in the ¾ of the garlic and onions.
  3. Season the dish with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook the beef until soft and tender. This may take up to 45-60 minutes under low to medium heat.
  5. When the beef is tender enough, separate the broth from the meats.
  6. Pour oil in a heated wok.
  7. Saute the remaining garlic under medium heat.
  8. When the garlic turns golden, put in the onions.
  9. When the onions sweat and wilt, put in the beef. Stir for about 5 minutes.
  10. Put in the broth, soy sauce, sugar, star anise and pepper. Stir occasionally.
  11. Cover the wok and let it simmer for 10-15 more minutes.
  12. Put the sesame oil. 
  13. Season with salt.
  14. Serve while hot with the broth separately.
  15. Top the beef dish with green onions and fried garlic. 


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