Marinate beef in soy sauce, lemon, and black pepper for at least 30 minutes.
Brown garlic in oil, set aside. Brown beef, working in batches if necessary (reserve the marinade). Return beef to pot, add onions and season with patis. When the onions are wilted, add tomato sauce and water and stir. After about two minutes, add Tabasco, beef stock, 2 tablespoons of reserved marinade, bay leaves and bell pepper. Let come to a boil, then lower heat to simmer. Add reserved garlic. Let it stew for several hours, stirring occasionally. When meat is tender, add potatoes and carrots. Continue cooking until the potatoes are fork tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.