Paksiw na Isda


Paksiw na Isda is fish that has been simmered in vinegar with lots of ginger and garlic.

Time Allocation

Preparation Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

30 minutes

  • 4 pieces Small Milk Fish cleaned and scaled

  • 1 medium Bitter Melon sliced thin

  • 4 pieces Long Chili (siling pangsigang)

Pantry Staples
  • 5 cloves Garlic

  • 1 tablespoon sliced thin Ginger

  • 1 cup Water

  • 1.5 cup White Vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce

How to Cook

1. In a saucepan, add all ingredients except chilies and fish sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Add chilies and fish sauce, adjust saltiness with fish sauce. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Check if fish and bitter melon are cooked before serving.