Soy Sauce Fish (Adobong Isda)

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ADOBONG ISDA or fish adobo recipe is another simple yet delicious dish. Usually the fish is marinated, fried then simmer in a blend of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar,and salt.

Serves 2-3 persons


  • 1 medium-sized fish (milkfish, tuna, salmon), sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • sugar, salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking oil
  • 1 small onion, minced(optional)
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, minced(optional)
  • 1 small bay leaf (optional)
  • 1 red chili, sliced diagonally(optional)


Part 1

  1. In a bowl, combine fish, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  2. Marinate for an hour in the refrigerator. Drain fish and reserve the marinade.

Part 2

  1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the fish until golden brown on both sides. Drain and set aside.

Part 3

  1. In a sauce pan, heat oil and saute the garlic, onion and ginger.
  2. Pour marinade then bring to boil.
  3. Add fried fish and bay leaf then simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Adjust the taste according to taste.
  5. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.

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