Saturday, September 6, 2008


1 medium size fish (Filipinos almost always use Lapu-lapu/Grouper) but you can use any kind. I like sea bass or tilapia for this.
Salt and pepper
Oil for deep frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1 cup water
½ cup vinegar
½ cup sugar
3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1/2 T salt
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium-sized onions, cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits (optional)
1 inch of ginger, julienne
1 large carrot, julienne
1 red pepper, julienne
4 green onions, sliced on a bias (leave some for garnishing)
2 tomatoes, cut in wedges
2 tablespoons cornstarch, diluted with 2-3 tablespoons water (slurry)

1. Clean the fish and slice diagonally along the fish, then rub salt and pepper on it and inside the fish cavity

2. Deep fry until fish is cooked or turns golden brown and crispy. Drain and Set aside

3. Prepare the sweet and sour sauce. Mix together water, vinegar, sugar, ketchup and salt. Set aside.

4. Sauté garlic, ginger and onions together. Stir until onions turns translucent.

5. Add the remaining vegetables stir for 10 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.

6.  Pour the water and vinegar mixture. Stir and let simmer for 15 minutes.

7. At this point taste and adjust.

8. Lastly add the cornstarch slurry stir until sauce is thickened.

9. Pour the sauce to the fried fish and serve immediately.

10. Garnish w/ green onions.

11. Serve w/ steamed white rice.


  1. What a rude comment is that above? Tan-aw tan-aw di man diay kaayon! Shut up nalang unta.

    Looks yummy!

  2. escabeche/sweet and sour are the matters lng sa wat kind ng meat and preparation,,hay naq...well..u better taste it,so you will find out..hehehe

  3. hi...magsalu-salu mi dri with housemates sa qatar...pahulama ko sa imong recipe ha, lami kaau tan-awn sa picture, hinaut pareha pud ang resulta nigluto nko....daghang salamat!!! =)bing03

  4. auntiiieee! hello! I was searching for an escabeche recipe and your site is among the top sites for it. Natuwa talaga ako tinawag ko pa si Richard to show this. Im so excited to try this recipe kasi auntie ko ata ang pinanggalingan. Yun nga lang matangbaka lang ang fish ko bawian ko na lang sa lasa ng sauce. I will take picture of the dish after I cook it and post it in my flickr account. I-tag kita auntie ha hehehe. Sana kasingsarap ng luto mo ang magawa ko.
    Im bookmarking this page na for future use.
    Take care auntie! Love you!

  5. murag lami ah...sulayan ni na'ko, i'm new to cooking so i bet this would make me a good cook, hehe! my parents are from cebu & misamis. salamat kaayo!

  6. lami jud siya sayon pa jud lutoon...yumyumyum....

  7. bakit super dry? dapat sana may sauce konti..

  8. thanks for it,my husband ask me to cook sweet and sour fish,here we go,hope he likes it...

  9. thanks soo much sa pag post ng recipe nato. i am so frustrated of cooking sweet and sour fish. but because of this blog i cooked the perfect taste of this recipe..hmmm..i cant wait to cook for my husband when he got home dis december..thanks a lot..more food blogs pa sana..

  10. i love this menu....i will cook this tomorrow for lunch....yummy.......

  11. Mukhang masarap ang recipe na to ah, maluto nga bukas....nice.

  12. testingan daw nako karon :) pwede ba gamit na isda kay malasugue? hehehe thanks!

  13. THE BEST! Salamat sa pagpost. Cooked the recipe by letter and it was so delicious. Ganahan kaayo akong mga housemates dni sa Dubai. :)

  14. Super duper lamian ang Lapu2x.I tried it many times.Enjoy eating everyone... :)