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Sinanglay na Tilapia Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ginataang tilapia recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 pieces tilapia cleaned and scales removed
  • 4 pieces bok choy or pechay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 piece onion diced
  • 2 pieces tomato diced
  • 1 thumb ginger chopped
  • 3 pieces long green chili
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl, combine garlic, onion, tomatoes, and ginger then mix.
  • Stuff the tilapia with the garlic, onion, and ginger mixture.
  • Wrap the bok choy around the tilapia. I use 2 bok choy leaves to ensure that the entire fish is wrapped.
  • Secure the bok choy by tying a kitchen twine around the tilapia. (this step is optional)
  • Arrange the wrapped tilapia in a wide cooking pan then pour-in coconut milk and water. Sprinkle salt, cover, and turn on heat.
  • Cook the fish in medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Turn off heat. Remove the cooking twine and transfer the fish to a serving plate.
  • Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3mg