6 Simple Steps Totally Rocking How To Make Homemade Pickled Milkfish Recipe ( Daing na Bangus)- Filipino Dish [+ Tips ]

Looking for Filipino unique recipes?
Craving a tastier fish but with a little sour in it?
Are you sated by eating just fried plain fish?

Well, I got you this special homemade Daing na Bangus recipe of mine that I love so much! The taste that I can’t find in any frozen products in some stores that sell frozen pickled milkfish. It’s more about the choice of the ingredients, how it is done, and your love of Filipino food.

So, let’s start with…


For Marinating the fish

  • Fresh milkfish 8-9 inches long and cut in the back
  • Freshly crushed garlic cloves
  • Strong white vinegar
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground black pepper

For cooking

  • Non-stick pan
  • Vegetable cooking oil


Step 1

Clean the fish with water and remove the fins. Cut the milkfish along the back and remove the intestines and other parts needs to remove.

Step 2

Wash fish with water and pat to dry or air dry for a couple of minutes.

Step 3

Lay flat and season the fish with sprinkled salt, add some ground black pepper inside and outside.

Step 4

In a clean plastic box, Put 2 cups of vinegar, add 1 tablespoon of salt. Lastly, add 1 tablespoon of garlic powder then stir to mix.

Step 5

Put the seasoned fish in a vinegar mixture for marinating. Marinate the Pickled Fish in a day or two to absorb the ingredients.

Step 6

When cooking, fry the Pickled milkfish in a low medium heat but before that ensure that the oil is hot enough to fry the fish. Served hot with steamed rice.

Tips to enjoy eating Pickled Milkfish:

  • Use fresh milkfish in pickled fish to experience the best taste you craved.
  • Add some touch of love when cooking because that is what I do.
  • Best with a side dish such as vegetable salad mango relish and pickled papaya.
  • Do not overcook the fish as it will get hard if not the same size as I have mentioned in the Ingredients.
  • The young ones or baby bangus are tastier and bones can be eaten too!

Additional Information:

How do milkfish contribute to our health?

Prevents diseases like cancer. low risk for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease when you get older. Good for brain development and health for infants. Milkfish is rich in amino acids and fatty acids. Lots of vitamins and minerals perhaps this fish is the nutritious fish has to offer for us for food.

What is the other name of Milkfish?

The other name of milkfish is Chanos Chanos called by the countries across the Pacific Ocean and in the Indian Ocean. But there are common names in other countries such as bangus in the Philippines. Called awa in Hawaiian and Indonesian name the milkfish, while in Tahiti it is ibiya.
Milkfish is popular in South Asian countries as it is most popular in Taiwan. They chose this fish wisely for considering the fish meat quality and cheaper.

Is it okay to eat milkfish or fish every day?

Milkfish is okay to eat every day if you are on a healthy diet. You can steam, fried or make a soup with fish according to your desire.
Boneless milkfish is great if you prefer conveniently eating fish.

Daing na Bangus or Pickled milkfish is one of the Filipino favorite food because of its sourness, delicious flavor, and crispiness.