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Pigar-Pigar of Pangasinan

Pigar-Pigar of Pangasinan
Credits @b0ngkee

Pigar-pigar is one of the most popular delicacies of Pangasinan. Its traditionally cooked with thin slices of carabao meat, sauteed with spices, cabbage, broccoli and or cauliflower. 

Pigar-Pigar of Pangasinan


  • 1 lb sirloin roast beef or carabao meat, sliced very thinly
  • 2 large white onion, sliced like onion rings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • coconut oil, for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp patis (fish sauce)
  • 1/4 cabbage, chopped


  1. In a pan, add enough oil for deep-frying.
  2. Heat up the oil until it is near its smoking point, then add the beef slices. Cook until tender.
  3. Drain from oil and transfer back into same pan. When the beef is cooked and turned to brown color, add the onion rings and sauté.
  4. Cook until the onion rings become transparent. Add vinegar and patis to taste.
  5. Toss in lastly the cabbage and just half cook it. Serve hot and enjoy!


Credits: @b0ngkee