One iconic Filipino dish is Tapsilog. Tapsilog is short for Tapa, Siningag, at Ilog (Cured Beef, Garlic Ric, and Egg). Tapa is cured beef, similar to beef jerky. Beef is marinated with a mixture of vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, and garlic. It is cured for several days then fried to perfection. As with most Filipino dishes, there are many iterations of Tapa. There’s dry tapa, wet tapa, red tapa, so on so forth. For most Filipinos like me, it doesn’t matter. All kinds of tapa is good tapa. Eating Tapsilog any time of the day brings every Filipino home. No matter where you are. It is comfort food.
So how do you make your tapa stand out and be talked about? Make it extremely awesome. And that is exactly what JAM Foods did. JAM Foods took the ordinary, commonplace tapa and made it gourmet. The first time I tried JAM Foods USDA Angus Tapa, I could not stop eating.
About a year ago, I was invited to the Press Preview of Davao Gourmet Collective Kadayawan Food and Music Fair. It was there that I had my first gourmet Angus Tapa and I fell in love.
Jam Foods served up classic Tapsilog with a side of tomatoes. The Tapa was perfect. It was tasty. A good blend of salty and umami with a hint of sour and sweet. And it had a good marbling of fat and was too tender to resist. It was made of USDA Certified Angus beef, after all. The flavors and textures contrasted well with the creamy, perfectly cooked egg it was served with. The tomatoes add tang and provided freshness to the dish. And of course, the garlic rice was the perfect canvass for all the gorgeously delicious on top of it.
How can you resist that?
I honestly wanted to eat more than one serving. LOL!
A few days ago, I received a basket of gastronomic goodies from SM Lanang Premier and the Davao Gourmet Collective. I was overly delighted to see a package from JAM Foods. I tried the Spicy Angus Tapa already and it was heaven. Too good that I abandoned my no rice diet plan and ate about a cup with just a few strips of the JAM Foods Spicy Angus Tapa. Gaaah! Writing about it literally makes me salivate. It is superbly spiced. Not too hot but just enough to give the already perfect tapa another layer of flavor.
You, too, can take home and have your own pack of JAM Foods Angus Tapa. JAM Foods and other purveyors of must-try foodie choices will be at the South by Mouth Kadayawan Food Fair of SM Lanang Premier and Davao Gourmet Collective from August 19 – 21, 2016 at the SM Lanang Fountain Court.
See you there, foodies!
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