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Filipino Fish Dishes

Pangat na Isda (pinangat or Paksiw)

Pangat is a Tagalog word that means to cook in vinegar or steam the fish. Pangat na Isda is an easy dish to prepare.

The Philippines has more than 7000 islands and anywhere you go there are many versions of this recipe. This recipe is from the Southern part of Aurora Province where the Pacific Ocean lies. The fish that we use here is a fresh catch. So it’s healthy and sweet.

Pangat na Isda
  • Serves          -      4
  • Prep time    -         10 minutes
  • Allergy       -        Fish
  • Meal type   -          Lunch or Main dish
  • Region       -         Asian

Ingredients for Pangat na Isda

  • Ginger (3 small pcs)
  • Onion (3 big pcs)
  • Ground Black pepper (1/2 tbsp)
  • Vinegar (1/2 cup)
  • ¼ fish (any variety)
  • vetsin (ajinimoto)

Directions to prepare Pangat na Isda

  1. Chop the ginger and onions into small pieces
  2. Lay the ingredients in the following manner:
    1. Lay ginger at the base, next onion, fish, ginger onion, salt and vetsin.
    2. Cook until fish bone is soft.
    3. Cook at medium heat.

Fried Crablets (Shore crabs and River crabs)

The fun thing in preparing for this recipe is when you’re the one who catch the crablets (talangka/tarukoy) along the shore by the beach. You can catch them by running or you can dig the sand at night with a flashlight. That’s how tough to catch this but to cook them is as easy as 123.

Fried Crablets (Shore crabs and River crabs)

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Allergy Fish
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Region Asian


  • 1kg Crablets (fresh catch is really good.)
  • Magic Sarap/Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste


Step 1
Clean the live/fresh talangka.
Step 2
Put them into a frying pan and sprinkle with salt. Be careful when frying them.
Step 3
Continue cooking until they turn into orange.
Step 4
Add Magic sarap for seasoning and black pepper.
Step 5
Serve with Vinegar as a dip

Filipino Grilled Tuna Panga (jaw)

Filipino Grilled Tuna Panga DishFilipino Grilled Tuna Panga (jaw) is another Filipino Dish submitted by a follower of We want to thank the author for submitting this Filipino Dish. Thanks a lot for your post!!


Ingredients needed for Filipino Grilled Tuna Panga (jaw) :

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (300 grams) tuna panga

Procedure for cooking Filipino Grilled Tuna Panga (jaw):

  1. Mix well sugar and soy sauce.
  2. Broil panga (jaw). Open it and spread the mixed soy sauce and sugar all over until cooked.
  3. Serve with buttered veggies.

Filipino Tortang Dulong / Fried Fish Omelet

Filipino Tortang Dulong Breakfast Dish

Filipino Tortang Dulong

Filipino Tortang Dulong or fried (silver) fish omelet is a traditional Filipino dish which is simple to make. Unlike other omelet dishes the Filipino Tortang Dulong uses dried fish as main ingrediënt.




The main ingrediënt needed for this dish are: 

  • Flour
  • 5 cloves of Garlic
  • One Onion
  • Cooking Oil
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 1lb Dulong (small fried fish “biya”)
  • Magic sarap
  • 4 eggs

Procedure to prepare Filipino Tortang Dulong:

First you need to mix the four eggs with a tablespoon of salt, some pepper and a bit of the Magic Sarap untill it’s well incorporated. Next you add the fried fish, chopped garlic and chopped onions into the mixture and mix it as well. When all is well incorporated you put the cooking oil into a frying pan until it heats up. Take a cup of the the mixture and pour it gently into the frying pan. Cook the mixture until it gets a golden brown color (about 4 minutes) en flip it to the other side till it’s golden brown as well. Place the Filipino Tortang Dulong on a plate and serve warm.

Filipino Fish Kilawan Dish – Kilawin na Isda

Filipino Fish Kilawin or Kilawin na IsdaFilipino Fish Kilawan is a recipe from the Philippines which is commonly served with raw fish. In this recipe we will not use raw fish but we will cook the fish which is just as delicious.

Ingredients needed for Filipino Fish Kilawin Dish:

  • Half kilo lapu lapu fillet
  • Three pieces red onion, diced
  • Three cloves garlic, minced
  • Two pieces chili pepper, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half cup of vinegar

Preparation for Filipino Fish Kilawin Dish:

Boil water in a pan and put the fish fillets. When the fish turns white, remove the pan from heat and let it drain.Put the fish in a bowl and add the chopped onions, garlic, the chopped chili and some salt and pepper for the taste and finally some vinegar. Make sure that the fish will stay intact when mixing it all together. Leave the mix for about an half hour so the mixed ingredients will seep into the fish.