Scientific name: Mistichthys luzonensis
Also known as tabios.
Reputedly the smallest fish in the world, sinarapan measure half a centimeter and are found swimming in Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur, in large thick schools.
When dried, the fish stick together and look like patties of ukoy, with only the heads visible.
Sinarapan are wrapped in banana leaves and cooked with tomatoes in a clay pot, fried in cakes, or made into an omelet with slices of hot peppers.