Pares means pair, that's why this popular beef dish is always serve with either steamed or garlic rice and extra broth, that is the pares (pair) for this.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
1/2 kilo beef brisket
7 cups water
1/4 cup soy sauce ( add if needed)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 minced onion
2 cloves garlic (minced)
3 cups broth ( add if needed)
2 pieces star anise
2 teaspoon corn starch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1. Put the water and the beef in a pot then boil it for 2 hours or until really tender, if pressure cooker is available you can boil it for 30 minutes. When it is tender remove the beef, set aside and reserve the broth.
2.Saute ginger, garlic and onion then add the beef , soy sauce, black pepper and sugar then stir well and simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Add 4 cups of beef broth, anise and salt to taste, then bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add the cornstarch mixture while stirring to avoid it from forming lumps, then simmer until it thickens and turn off the heat.
5. Serve it with rice and extra beef broth, enjoy!