Pesang Isda Recipe

Pesang Lapu Lapu

The Pesang Isda Recipe is an adapted Chinese-influenced dish of fish, rice wash, and ginger. A history of the dish as discussed by known food historian Doreen Hernandez, our Filipino term “pesa”.




  1. Sprinkle Lapu-Lapu with salt. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute garlic, onion, and ginger in vegetable oil until onion is almost translucent.
  3. Add water. Bring to a boil. Add fish sauce and peppercorns.
  4. Let simmer for 5 minutes to blend the flavors in the soup.
  5. Add fish and sayote. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sayote is almost cooked.
  6. Add Napa cabbage and green onions.
  7. Simmer for about 3 minutes or just until wilted but still crisp.
  8. Remove from heat. Serve hot with rice.


In this Recipe of Pesang Isda, I used Lapu-Lapu. You can substitute this by your choice like Tilapia, Mahi-Mahi, Bangus and more.


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