In a medium size wok, heat oil and saute the beef until slightly brown.
Pour 1/2 cup of water and let it boil.
Stir then add the ginger, black pepper, tomatoes and siling labuyo.
Stir for a few minutes then add about 1 cup water. Add more if necessary.
Cover and simmer the beef until tender and the liquid has evaporated to half.
Then add onions, bay leaves, patis and coconut milk.
Mix the ingredients and simmer again for 30 minutes.
Then add the sweet pepper and spring onions. Simmer for a few seconds then serve.