Cooking Pesang Isda Recipe

If you're looking for a traditional fish soup recipe, try cooking pesang isda. I'll share with you how to cook this Filipino style recipe. Easy!

My first attempt of cooking pesang isda was a big success. Cooking pesang isda is like cooking pork nilaga. However, this fish soup requires a lot of onion spices with the added ginger. We need ginger in cooking pesang isda to take away the fish stink in its soup. You'll be happy to note that I don't put artificial msg in cooking pesang isda. We'll make a simple home cooking recipe out of this dish without the need of artificial flavors.

Cooking Pesang Isda Recipe
Ingredients in cooking pesang isda
Ingredients in cooking pesang isda:
- fish (lapu-lapu fish, they say is the best in cooking pesang isda recipe)
- ginger, chopped
- red onions, chopped
- fresh green onions, chopped
- leeks, chopped
- garlic, chopped
- black pepper corn
- potatoes (optional), cut
- bokchoy or petchay
- cabbages
- salt and fish sauce to taste
- water

Instructions in cooking pesang isda recipe:
1. Saute' the garlic and red onions in a cooking pan.
2. Add the leeks, potatoes and ginger.
3. Add hot water. The level of water should be just enough soup for your pesang isda recipe.
4. Put the fish and the black pepper corn.
5. Add fish sauce to taste.
6. Let the dish simmer under medium heat until the fish is cooked.
7. Taste the soup to determine whether you need to add in more fish sauce or salt in cooking pesang isda.
8. At this point, the soup of the pesang isda recipe is done. Set it aside until its ready to serve.
9. Put in the vegetables last to avoid over-cooking. It takes an extra 3-5 minutes in cooking the vegetables for the pesang isda.
10. Heat the pan once more up to its boiling point.
11. Add the vegetables and leave it for about 5 minutes.
12. Serve hot.

Cooking pesang isda recipe is best served with a lemon and fish sauce condiment and with hot steamy rice. Remember me when you're cooking pesang isda for your family!

About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. Enjoy cooking like a pro!


  1. May ginagawa kaming sawsawan ng pesa yung tahure na dinurog igigisa sa bawang, maraming kamatis at sibuyas. Natikman ko namn sa pinsan ko yung tausi naman ang ginawa nyang sawsawan. ganun din pagkaluto. masarap namn.

  2. I've heard of this tahure pero I haven't tried it. I-research ko para ma-try din namin. Thanks friend!


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