Top 10 ways to cook Bangus

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Bangus (scientific name Chanos chanos; internationally known as milkfish) is our national fish thus we must be aware of the top 10 ways on how to cook one.

10. Daing na bangus (dried milkfish)

“Daing” is a manner of preparing fishes and other seafoods. Such can be salted, sun-dried, or marinated in vinegar with garlic. Daing na bangus can be best served with sinangag (fried rice), salted egg and tomatoes, and a cup of freshly-brewed coffee.

9. Kilawin

Kinilaw means to soak in vinegar without cooking. To prepare kilawin you would only need to mix the cleaned fish, vinegar, ginger, kalamansi, and onions. Fishermen treat thmselves by eating kilawin after strenuous long hours of fishing. Both pagdadaing and pagkikilaw are manners of preserving fish and other seafoods.

8. Inihaw na bangus (grilled milkfish)

Inihaw na bangus is a very popular dish in important occasions or pulutan for those who love drinking alcoholic beverages. Fresh bangus stuffed with onion, tomato, and ginger wrapped in aluminum foil is grilled to perfection. The fish is moderately charred outside but moist inside.

7. Sinigang na bangus (Stewed milkfish in tamarind)

Nothing beats eating hot sinigang na bangus in suiting yourself up in a cold and rainy night.

6. Paksiw na bangus

Cooking paksiw na bangus saves your time and energy since it is very easy to prepare. You only need to soak the fish in vinegar and water, bring it to boil, then add ginger, garlic, onion, and bitter gourd. Adding kamias would make it more sour and flavorful especially to those who loves eating sour dishes.

5. Lumpiang bangus

Go to the wilder side by having a taste of lumpiang bangus since lumpia is usually prepared using ground beef or pork. Lumpia is perfect with tomato ketchup or soy sauce with kalamansi. This dish is also perfect for health conscious people.

4. Adobong bangus

Who does not love eating adobo? Of course, no one does. Known to be the most popular Filipino dish, add a twist by using Bangus instead of pork or chicken.

3. Sisig

Sisig, a Kapampangan term meaning “to snack on something sour,” is a Filipino dish usually made of pork, fish, chicken, pig's head, and liver, kalamansi, onion, and chili peppers. Serving the dish with raw egg on top on a sizzling platter is really mouth-watering.

2. Steamed bangus

Health concious people must try eating steamed bangus. Preparation is easy (cleaning, seasoning and steaming) plus you get to indulge yourself without thinking much about the calories you are taking in.

1. Rellenong bangus (stuffed milkfish)

Challenge yourself by cooking rellenong bangus. It is considered to be a special dish due to the amount of work involved in cooking. Preparing the bangus itself is very tedious since it must be scaled, gutted, and cleaned. Removing and preparing the fish meat must be done while keeping the skin intact. This include deboning, stuffing, and stitching, which takes a lot of time and effort. What could be more rewarding than finally being able to eat something you put all of yourself and heart into.


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