Budget Meal · Fish · Lutong Bahay (Daily Menu)

Escabecheng Tilapia Recipe

Escabecheng Tilapia Recipe
Escabecheng Tilapia
Try this easy and budget friendly version of Escabecheng Tilapia. Quick and easy ingredients of fresh tomatoes, vinegar and soy sauce.



  • 3 pieces tilapia
  • 4-5 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch ginger, julienned
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, julienned
  • ½ tasang suka
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in little water)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Season tilapia with salt all over and fry it in a pan. Transfer into a serving plate and set aside.
  2. In another pan, heat oil and sauté onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes until tomatoes are crushed and become saucy for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in vinegar, soy sauce, water and brown sugar.
  4. Add in carrots, bell pepper and bring it to a boil.
  5. Add in dissolved cornstarch and continue to simmer until the sauce is thickened.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Turn-off heat and pour in sauce on top of the fried Tilapia. Garnish with spring onions if preferred.
  8. Serve and enjoy!