In the Philippines, Spain meets China in the kitchen!
In fact this typical European and Spanish stew is a fusion of the 2 cultures.
Beef Mechado is a beef stew slow cooked in tomato sauce with carrots, potatoes, onions and bay leaves. Soy Sauce and Fish Sauce are often added as seasoning.
Beef Stews are rich dishes that need an equally rich red wine with high acidity. Italian Red Wines are often a safe choice since Italian Sauces are often tomato-based.
Beef Mechado loves spicy and bold American Cabernet Sauvignon!
Filipino Beef Mechado pairs well also with other great red wines based on grapes such Syrah, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Nebbiolo.
Bubbles are always a good choice.
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