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How to Make Burong Dalag (Fermented Mudfish)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 13 mins
Total Time2 hrs 23 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 large mudfish dalag
  • 2/3 cup salt
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 Tbsp. angkak fermented red yeast rice


    How to cook Burong Dalag

    • Scrape scales of fish. Slit at the back from head to tail and spread.
    • Cut into 4 pieces. Clean by washing in running water.
    • Drain and rub with salt. Set aside for 2 hours.
    • Combine cooked rice, salt and angkak. pack fish and rice mixture in an earthen jar (palayok) or a bottle with wide mouth.
    • Cover tightly. Store in the refrigerator. After one week, you may then saute the buro.
    • Note: You can subtitute the mudfish with tilapia or gourami for your buro.

    How to saute the burong dalag:

    • Saute minced garlic in oil until brown. Add chopped onions and tomatoes. Stir for 3 minutes, then add the burong dalag with the rice mixture. Add a little water and a dash of MSG or vetsin. Cook for 10 minutes.