Kinilaw na Dilis (Anchovies Ceviche)

One of the many variation of kinilaw na isda or ceviche is the kinilaw na dilis. Compared to ceviche that uses tuna, tanigue or other more expensive kind of fish, kinilaw na dilis or anchovies ceviche uses cheaper but tasty anchovies that are abundant. Almost everyday you can see anchovies sold in wet markets.


How to Make Kinilaw na Dilis (Anchovies Ceviche)
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Fish Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 3 servings
  • ½ kilo fresh small dilis (anchovies)
  • 3 tbsp. calamansi juice
  • 2 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. vetsin or MSG
  • salt to taste
How to cook Kinilaw na Dilis
  1. Cut off head of dilis. Wash very well. Drain. If the anchovies are large, you can fillet them. Add all seasonings.
  2. Let stand for 1 hour and serve. Garnish with chopped spring onions.
  3. Store in refrigerator if not to be served at once.


Anchovies Ceviche