Simple Recipe – Filipino Tapa

In the Philippines, tapa refers to cured meat slices. The meat can be pork or beef, even chicken.

Tapa A La Pobre

Ingredients for Making Pork Tapa

2 pounds of semi-fatty pork meat
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
5 tbsp white vinegar
5 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Pork Tapa

1. Slice the pork thinly.
2. Mix the rest of the ingredients.
3. Soak the pork in the mixture overnight.
4. Dry out in a warm oven or out in the sun.
5. Fry in a pan.
6. Serve with boiled white rice.


Tapsilog is a combination of tapa (cured meat), sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (fried egg). It’s a very popular Filipino breakfast.