Tortang Dulong Recipe

Tortang Dulong or silverfish omelet is simple yet tasty fish omelet dish. If you read our post on Kinilaw na Dulong, silverfish might be familiar to you now. This omelet dish is as simple as the other omelet dishes that we have except that we are now using fish as part of the ingredient.

I was first introduced to this kind of omelet when I first visited my wife’s home town in Bauan, Batangas. Since the town is located by the Bay, several varieties of fresh seafood are readily available. According to the locals, there are lots of silverfish within the area and it even extends to the nearby town of Anilao, which is a good diving spot, by the way.

Fishing for Silverfish is not a hard thing to do, at least according to them. If they want to have Tortang Dulong for breakfast or even Kinilaw na dulong as “pulutan” while they are drinking or shall I say “nagbabarik”, all they have to do is paddle their way to the middle of the bay using a small boat arming themselves with just a bright light or “lampara” and fishing nets with fine holes. After a few hours, the fishermen are back with buckets full of silverfish.


I have two ways in enjoying Tortang Dulong. The first is making a sandwich out of it using toasted bread or pandesal, mayonnaise, and a little ketchup; I also like to eat it with garlic fried rice.

How do you enjoy eating your omelet? Hope to hear from you, friends.

Try this Tortang Dulong Recipe and let me know your thoughts.

Tortang Dulong
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Serves: 4
  • 1 lb silverfish
  • 4 pieces raw eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  1. Combine eggs, salt, and ground black pepper then beat until everything is well incorporated.
  2. Add-in the silverfish and mix well.
  3. Heat a frying pan and pour-in cooking oil.
  4. Once the oil heats-up, scoop about half a cup of the mixture using a kitchen ladle and gently pour it in the frying pan.
  5. Cook the first side for about 3 to 5 minutes then flip to cook the other side.
  6. Turn-off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  7. Serve for breakfast. Share and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4


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  1. This dish is really good and nutritious. It is also easy to prepare and ingredients is very cheap.

  2. China_Blue says:

    …Ive already cooked dulong for so many times, its really delicious, thanks for sharing and GOD BLESS!

  3. Letty Mateo says:

    Thanks for these recipes using Dulong. I really like to try to cook Dulong but I don’t have any recipe. Thanks I will let you know if my family will like it or not, but for sure my husband and I will because we love fish..

  4. Dixie says:


    where did you get the dulong or silver fish? dito ako sa new hampshire and i don;t know if we have that here…. that is one of my favorite dish…

    thanks for sharing all your recipes.


  5. I love torta,too. Though I haven’t really tried this one. I’m afraid I’m not quite familiar with Dulong. I won’t be surprise if I had already unknowingly, lol, I simply call them fish. :)
    I love ‘tortang talong’ and torta with ground pork. I love it best when serve with a vinegar dip or a sweet and sour dip! Yummy!

  6. claribel diaz says:

    My husband love Dulong. He is not familiar with this kind of fish until last March 2010 nung umuwi kami sa Pilipinas. It is also my favorite so when i saw it in the market i bought 2 kilos. 1 kilo for SINAING(wrap in banana leaves and boil with kamias) and the other kilo i cook it the same as this omelet recipe but instead of egg i use cornstarch or flour making it crispier.

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