Paksiw na Bangus Recipe

Paksiw na Bangus Recipe

Paksiw na Bangus

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4

  • 1 big bangus, cleaned, scaled and cut into 5 to 6 slices
  • 1 head garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, crushed
  • 2 finger chilies (I used Jalapeño pepper)
  • 2 ampalaya (bitter gourd), sliced
  • 3 pcs small, round eggplant, quartered
  • 1 cup vinegar (I used ½ cup cane vinegar and ½ cup spicy white vinegar)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp fish Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns


  1. Wash and clean your bangus. Remove the gills and the scales. Rub them with salt. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, put half of the garlic, onion and ginger and some peppercorns.
  3. Arrange sliced bangus on top.  Add the remaining garlic, onion and ginger. Add water, vinegar and fish sauce.
  4. Sprinkle peppercorns on top. Cover and let it simmer for about fifteen minutes.
  5. Add the bitter gourd, eggplant and Jalapeño pepper. Continue simmering for another five minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
  6. Remove from heat. Serve with hot rice!
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