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Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya


Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya

Have you tried this Paksiw version with Ampalaya or bitter gourd slices. Simple, healthy pinoy ulam  you can cook easily!

Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya


  • 1 pc. of 1-1/2 lb of bangus (milkfish), dressed but scales intact
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of vinegar
  •  2 cups of water
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 pieces of long chili peppers
  • 1 pc. of  small size bittergourd (ampalaya)


1. Cut fish into 4 or 5 slices and place them in teflon or porcelain coated skillet.

Note: Use the right pan for paksiw. It is important because the vinegar can react to certain pans made of undesirable metal that may affect taste.

2. Mix water, onion, vinegar, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl then add to the fish, cover, and boil.

3. After reaching the boiling point, add on long chili pepper & bittergourd then simmer  for 20 minutes in a low fire.

4. Pour on a little of cooking oil and simmer for another 2 minutes, then turn off  the fire.

Serve hot. Share & enjoy!

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Credits: @monsenior08

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