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Fish in Philippine Cuisine: Isda

Isda at Gulay

“Isda at Gulay” (Fish & Vegetables) by Tina Carolino

  • Tangigue with calamansi
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    Tanigue with calamansi by Angie Pastor.

  • Pangat na Kitang
    Pinangat na Kitang
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    Pinangat na Kitang by Leon Natalie.

    In Philippine cuisine, kitang is the name of a fish, while pinangat is the method of cooking by simmering with vinegar.

  • Sapsap na Pinangat sa Kamias
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    Featured photo by ohlanv235.

    The fish called sapsap in Tagalog belongs to the family Leiognathidae. It is often identified by the scientific name Gazza achlamys.

    In English, it’s been called slipmouth fish or ponyfish.

  • Paksiw na Isda sa Kaldero
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    Made and Photographed by Toyang Noresa: Paksiw na Isda

    Paksiw means to cook and simmer in vinegar. Fish is commonly prepared in this style of cooking.

  • malutong na danggit
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    Malutong na Danggit (Crispy Siganid) by Jeric Travis… Danggit is one of the dried fishes enjoyed in the Philippines with vinegar and steamed rice!

  • Tambakol
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    Tambakol is the Tagalog name for the yellowfin tuna. Scientific name: Thunnus albacares. It can be prepared with coconut milk (as in ginataang tambakol) or processed for canning.

  • Tuyo: Filipino Dried Fish
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    Photo by Jeric Travis.

    Tuyô literally means “dry” in Tagalog. When it comes to foodstuff, tuyo refers to dried fish, which when fried, is great to eat with rice and perhaps a side of vinegar!

  • Fried Tawilis
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    Fried & Photographed by Mildred Cruz

    Sardinella tawilis (also known as the freshwater sardinella, freshwater herring, or bombon sardine) is a freshwater sardine found exclusively in the Philippines.

  • Pla-Pla: Big Tilapia Fish
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    Pla-pla fish cooked, styled and photographed by Toyang Noresa

  • Dried Fish on Bilao
    Dried Fish
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    Photos by Mocheiraz of various dried seafood in the Philippines, including anchovies (dilis) and squid (pusit).

  • Kanin at Dilis
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    Photo by Angie Pastor.

    Dilis are anchovies. The scientific name of this fish is Stolephorus commersonii.

  • Sinarapan fish from Lake Buhi
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    Reputedly the smallest fish in the world, sinarapan measure half a centimeter and are found in Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur, in large thick schools.

  • Daing na Biya
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    Daing na Biya from Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Photo by Mildred Cruz.

    Biyâ is a long-finned goby fish. Daing is the way of drying it.

  • Daing na Bangus with Atsara
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    Daing is a type of dried fish. It goes very well with steamed white rice… and even tsampurado! This page will be updated with more information and photos. Please check back soon. Salamat!

  • Vacuum-packed Tinapang Bangus
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    Vacuum-packed Tinapang Bangus (Smoked Milkfish) by Angie Pastor. For orders in Manila, 09369815475.

    Tinapa refers to fish that has been smoked. The finished product has a discernibly yellow or even orange tint.

  • Sariwang Dulong: Kinilaw
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    Sariwang Dulong na Kinilaw. Prepared and Photographed by Eva Argenos.

    Dulong is a term commonly used in the Philippines to describe a set of small fishes caught using fine-meshed nets (i.e., with a mesh size of less than 3 cm).

  • Ayungin Daing
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    Photo by Mommy Shelette of daing na ayungin.

    Ayungin is a freshwater fish known in English as silver perch. It is endemic to the Philippines!