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Paksiw na Isda

Paksiw na Isda is a flavorful fish stew recipe cooked in vinegar. A great way to enjoy fish especially with piping hot fried rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: paksiw na isda, paksiw na isda recipe
Servings: 3 - 5 servings
Author: Mia


  • 3 medium dorade or fish of choice cleaned and cut 3 deep, diagonal slits on both sides of the fish.
  • 1 tbsp salt for seasoning fish
  • 1 knob ginger sliced
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 pcs long chilis
  • 1 medium sized aubergine / eggplant sliced
  • 1 bitter gourd sliced


  • In pot or palayok place sliced ginger, then arrange fish on top.
  • Add the vinegar and water then simmer for 10 mins without covering the pot to let the vinegar aroma evaporate.
  • After 10 mins, add vegetables and chilis then cover and cook for another 10-20 mins or until the bitter gourd and aubergine is tender. Serve while hot. Bon appetit!


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