Paksiw na Tilapia sa Gata (Vinegar Tilapia with Coconut Milk)

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Simmered fish in vinegar, fish sauce (patis) and long chili (siling haba) and then simmered again with coconut milk.


  • 2-3 big tilapia
  • 1 medium size onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp ginger (minced)
  • 1 pack vinegar (250g)
  • 1 bundle Kangkong  (alternatives: most people loves to put Pechay)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • Red chili (optional)
  • 1 whole Long chili (siling haba – do not slice)
  • 1 tbsp Patis (fish sauce)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a cooking pot place tilapia, vinegar, garlic, ginger, long chili, patis and pepper. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
  2. When the fish is already cooked, add the coconut milk and simmer for a minute, add kangkong, red chili and salt to taste.
  3. Turn off heat and serve it hot.

by Mama’s Guide Recipes