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How to Cook Tiim na Bangus

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 pc fresh bangus, milk-fish, medium-size
  • 1 pc onion chopped
  • 4 pcs tomatoes chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4-5 pcs young alagaw leaves mashed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 pc banana leaf 1 foot-wide
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce


    How to cook Tiim na Bangus

    • Cut bangus at the back, from head to tail.
    • Remove gills and entrails. Wash well.
    • In a bowl, combine onion, tomatoes, garlic and mashed alagaw leaves.
    • Let mixture stay for about 5 minutes.
    • Stuff the bangus with the marinated mixture.
    • Wrap in banana leaf and simmer in vinegar-soy sauce for 15 minutes.
    • Pat dry bangus in absorbent paper towel.
    • Deep-fry while still wrapped in banana leaf until fish is golden brown.
    • Unwrap and place on a serving platter. Pour the vinegar-soy sauce mixture.
    • lf desired, the fish can be served with the vinegar-soy sauce as individual dip. Serve hot.