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How to Cook Tiim na Bangus

This recipe is stuffed milk fish with spices and vegetables, marinated then wrap in banana leaves and deep fried.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: tiim na bangu
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 139kcal
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.