Turn Your "Bistek" Into a Healthy Meal. Take a Look!

Bistek is a savory Filipino dish usually with beef, soy sauce, citrus, pepper, and onion. You can veganize it by using portobello mushrooms, tofu, and potatoes.  Bistek is similar to a Filipino Adobo, except Bistek has fewer seasoning. No fuss, just a simple, satisfying dish for any time of day.

This recipe has no meat and no animal products. It’s best enjoyed with a side of rice, but you may also eat it with bread, tortilla, pita bread. Whatever carbs or gluten-free option you prefer.


  • frying oil (mixture of canola and olive oil preferred)
  • 1 russet potato, thinly sliced horizontally
  • 8 pieces portobello mushrooms, sliced into strips
  • 8-10 pieces tofu, thinly sliced and fried
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into rings
  • 3-6 teaspoons of soy sauce (adjust to taste depending on soy sauce brand)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • dash of freshly cracked pepper


  1. Add oil to pan and fry the potatoes until crisp.
  2. Remove the potatoes and season them with salt, pepper, and lemon.
  3. Add the mushroom to the pan. When tender, add pepper and  lemon to taste.
  4. Add the tofu and onions.
  5. When onions and mushrooms are tender, put back the potatoes.
  6. Pour the soy sauce and adjust to taste.
  7. Mix the ingredients well until flavors marry, adjust the seasoning accordingly.

Source: ASTIG Vegan

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