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How to Make Galunggong Tocino

Make your ordinary galunggong into a tasty tocino. How? just follow the recipe below and also you can watch the video just below the recipe. Making this fish tocino is very simple but the only hard part is preparing the fish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: fried galunggong, galunggong tocino
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo kilo large fresh galunggong
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. red food coloring
  • cooking oil for frying


How to Make Galunggong Tocino:

  • Butterfly the galunggong by cutting the dorsal side of the fish from head to tail.
  • Remove the entrails and gills of the fish. Then remove also the fish bones. Wash and drain and put in a colander to dry.
  • In a large container that can fit all the fishes, combine the marinade ingredients: pineapple juice, sugar, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, salt and food coloring.
  • Mix the marinade ingredients until the sugar is dissolved. Then put the galunggong one by one and rub the marinade on the fishes until well coated.
  • Cover the container and let it cure overnight in the refrigerator.
  • To cook the galunggong tocino, heat 1/2 cup of oil in the frying pan and fry the fish until cooked. Serve with fried egg and rice and some sliced tomatoes.