Paksiw na Isda Recipe Video

Paksiw na Isda or Fish Cooked in Vinegar is a quick and easy seafood dish that is said to be one of the common everyday dishes prepared by Filipino families. Since the Philippines is composed of over 7,100 islands, fish is a staple particularly on the coastal areas.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
MethodMain Ingredient


 Mackerel fish1 Pound, cleaned and scales removed
 Ginger1 Medium, sliced and pounded
 Garlic6 Clove (30 gm)
 Vinegar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Onion1 Medium, sliced
 Bitter gourd1 Small, chopped
 Finger chili3 Medium
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Whole peppercorn2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 615 Calories from Fat 289

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.3%

Saturated Fat 7.5 g37.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 158.7 mg

Sodium 1190.9 mg49.6%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.2%

Sugars 6.5 g

Protein 46 g92.1%

Vitamin A 21.7% Vitamin C 249.4%

Calcium 10.9% Iron 27.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat up a cooking pot pour vinegar and water.
2. Add salt and whole peppercorn. Bring to boil.
3. Arrange fish in the pan along with ginger, garlic, onion, bitter gourd, and finger chili.
4. Cover and simmer in low to medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes.

5. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot with steamed rice. Share and enjoy!

You may substitute salt with 3/4 to 1 tablespoon fish sauce.