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5 from 2 votes

Paksiw na Isda Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 pieces fish about half a pound each, cleaned and scales removed
  • 1 knob ginger sliced and pounded
  • 6 cloves garlic skin removed
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 small bitter gourd chopped (optional)
  • 3 pieces finger chili
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorn


  • Heat a pan and cooking pot then pour-in vinegar and water.
  • Add salt and whole peppercorn then stir. Bring to a boil.
  • Arrange the fish in the pan along with the ginger, garlic, onion, bitter gourd, and finger chili. Cover and simmer in low to medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice. Share and enjoy!
  • Note: You may substitute salt with 3/4 to 1 tablespoon fish sauce.


Serving: 2g