Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya

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Paksiw na bangus with ampalaya

Paksiw na Bangus with Ampalaya (Stewed Milkfish) is a traditional Filipino dish made from milkfish (bangus) that has been gently cooked in spices and vinegar. It’s a quick and easy recipe to make, and it’s also one of the most healthy and tasty budget-friendly dishes. Paksiw is a Filipino phrase that means “to cook in vinegar,” and bangus is another word for milkfish. Bangus is a bony fish, yet despite this, it has a distinct flavor that makes it popular among Filipinos. Paksiw na bangus is a delicious dish that pairs nicely with warm rice. If you cook this for dinner or lunch, you can be certain that the entire family will be satisfied.

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 297
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Paksiw na Bangus (Stewed Milkfish) is a fish stew made with vinegar, ginger, onion, water, peppercorns or ground pepper, and long green chili peppers. Adding veggies like eggplant and bitter gourd (ampalaya) would make it more nutritious and tasty. Although Bangus is commonly used in paksiw dishes, you can use any fish you have on hand. This dish is simple and affordable to prepare. A meal that is both moist and delicious will brighten your day. Paksiw na bangus is a wonderful meal that everyone will enjoy.



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  1. First prepare the bangus (milkfish), clean and slice it. Sprinkle with salt and all-purpose seasoning granules. Set aside, while the other ingredients are next to be prepared.

  2. In a pot, put and arrange sliced ginger, sliced onion, fresh and cut cucumber tree (kamias).

  3. Place the bangus (milkfish) on top of the ingredients. Then add vinegar and peppercorns. Boil, covered, for 10 minutes over low-medium heat.

  4. Season it with salt. Adjust the saltiness to your desired taste.

  5. Add water and season with all-purpose seasoning granules to balance the taste. Cover again and boil for 10 minutes over medium heat.

  6. Add sliced bitter gourd (ampalaya), sliced eggplant and long green chili. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes.

  7. Taste and adjust based on your desired taste.

  8. Remove it from the heat and transfer it to a serving bowl. Enjoy eating!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 297kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.1g19%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 84mg29%
Sodium 435mg19%
Potassium 664mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 9.5g4%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugars 2.8g
Protein 34.8g70%

Calcium 8 mg
Iron 8 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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