Bistec picado

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  1. Odit says:

    I always thought that “bistek” is a corruption of “beefsteak.” As to “puto,” there is a Malayan (bihasa?) word, “putto,” which are steamed rice cakes.

  2. “bistek” is a corruption of “beefsteak.”

    I thought so too. :)

    Re “putto”: I can’t seem to find any reference to “putto” except with regard to art.

    P.s. wouldn’t that be Bahasa? It’s spoken both in Malaysia and Indonesia, I believe.

  3. shella says:

    hi ms connie,

    i think puto didn’t come from the spaniards but from the malaysians/indonesians. there’s a dish here in malaysia called putu mayam which is a steamed rice cake close to our puto maya, while in indonesia it’s called puto mayang.

  4. JustMe says:

    I learned about your blog when I was looking for a good bistek recipe 3 years ago, and I have never stopped visiting your blog since.

  5. What a wonderful plate of food and no wonder it’s tops on the analytics report! It looks delicious.

  6. Norine says:

    I cant forget when I first tried a Bistec dish here, a Spanish friend told me she is cooking Bistec for lunch, so I was like “really??? its my favorite “.. surprise..surprise.. instead of our usual calamansi/soy sauce marinade, she seasoned the beef with cumin and oregano. My kids prefer our pinoy bistek over the usual bistec in the Caribbean, but i have to use locally grown limes instead, the closest to our calamansi.