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Paksiw na Tilapia sa Gata

Paksiw na Tilapia sa Gata – Simmered fish in vinegar, fish sauce (patis) and long chili (siling haba) and then simmered again with coconut milk.

Paksiw na Tilapia sa Gata
Credits Analyn Natividad Balawang

Paksiw na Tilapia sa Gata


  • 3-4 tilapia
  • 1 medium size onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp ginger (minced)
  • 1 pack vinegar (250g)
  • 1 bundle Pechay
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • Red chili (optional)
  • 2 Siling Haba (long green chili pepper)
  • 1 tbsp Patis (fish sauce)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a cooking pot, place tilapia, vinegar, garlic, ginger, long chili, patis and pepper. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
  2. When the fish is already cooked, add the coconut milk and simmer for a minute, add pechay, red chili and salt to taste.
  3. Turn off heat and serve it hot. Enjoy


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