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Pork Bistek recipe

Jaime Inez
This pork dish is a favorite of many Filipinos, and is easy to prepare, even for beginners. It consists of three steps: preparing the ingredients, marinating the meat, and cooking it. The preparation of this dish is the first step, and the rest is easy to follow. The ingredients for this recipe are all common pantry items, such as soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. In this article, you'll learn how to prepare the pork bistek for the first time.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings
Calories 257 kcal


  • 2 pcs of pork sliced
  • 5 pcs of calamansi or 1/2 lemon
  • 1 onion
  • 6 spoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 1/2 glass of water
  • a pinch of black pepper powder
  • small amount of cooking oil


  • Combine pork chops, soy sauce, and lime juice in a large bowl or resealable bag. Marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat a pan then pour-in cooking oil.
  • Pan-fry the marinated pork chops in medium heat for 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove excess oil. Pour-in the remaining marinade and water and let boil. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the pork is tender. Note: Add water as needed.
  • Add-in the sugar, salt, and pepper then stir.
  • Put-in the onions and cook for 3 minutes more.
  • Turn-off heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!



Pork bistek is best served with plain steamed rice.
Keyword pork