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How to Cook Bistek na Talong

Want to eat meatless dish this time? I think this recipe is for you specially if one of your favorite Filipino dish is bistek.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Vegetable Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bistek na talong, eggplant bistek
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Manny


  • 5 pcs eggplants sliced
  • 1 pc large white onion
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. liquid sesasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. black or white pepper powder
  • cornstarch slurry (1 Tbsp. cornstarch mix with 2 Tbsp. water)


How to Cook Bistek na Talong:

  • Slice the eggplant into 3 parts then halve each section of the eggplant. Or you can slice is on your desired shape and sizes.
  • Mix the soy sauce ingredients in a small bowl: soy sauce, water, oyster sauce, liquid seasoning, calamansi juice, sugar and pepper. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Slice the onions into rings and separate each layers. Take the large onion rings and set aside. Get the small ones for sauteing.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan. Fry the onion ring lightly for a minute and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add more oil and Fry the eggplants until soft and brown. Put in a strainer and let is drain. Set aside.
  • In a wok, heat a small amount of oil and sauté onion and garlic until fragrant. Pour the soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Add in the cornstarch slurry and stir until the sauce thickens. Add in the fried eggplants and stir for a minute. Then add in the onion rings and stir for a for a few seconds.
  • Serve hot with cooked rice.