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How to Cook Bangus Belly a la Pobre in Olive Oil

This bangus dish is more of a bistek style recipe. The milkfish bellies are marinate first in the mixture of kalamansi, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Then it is lightly fried in cooking oil and drizzled with fried garlic in olive oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bangus ala pobre, bangus belly
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Manny


  • 2 pcs bangus bellies milk fish bellies
  • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 pcs calamansi lime extract the juice
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped olives
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • cooking oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste


How to cook Bangus Belly a la Pobre:

  • Combine calamansi juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Use this to marinate bangus bellies for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, heat olive oil. Add chopped garlic and cook until light brown.
  • Remove from heat. Season bangus bellies with some salt and fry in a saute pan.
  • Place fried bangus bellies on plate and drizzle with garlic chips in olive oil.
  • Garnish with chopped olives.