Pinaputok na Tiyan ng Bangus

Pinaputok na Tiyan ng Bangus

What body parts of a man {or a woman} attract you the most and why? Me? It’s usually the smile that gets me….then the eyes….then the shoulders. I like men who smile a lot.

Like Ronald McDonalds for instance. Yes, I know, he’s a clown but can you see his smile?? jeez. It makes me buy Big Macs a lot. When I’m in the mood, there would be extra apple pie too…hee.

When peanutbutter flashed me his killer smile, my heart melted. His smile is attached to his eyes. His eyes smile too when he smiles. And those shoulders?? It’s so comfortable to be inside his arms, you would want to wake up in it every morning. The thing is, he is allergic to my hair so we don’t usually sleep that way. My hair makes his face itchy. It’s unromantic.

Since we are getting to the unromantic part, let’s just talk about milkfish belly. That’s my favorite part in milkfishes. Why? because it’s the most flavorful and tasty part and it has the least fishbone.

Pinaputok na Tiyan ng Bangus or  literally translated, means Fired/ Popped Milkfish Belly. I don’t know why this dish is called as such. It may have to do with the banana leaves producing popping sounds when it is being fried in hot oil. This time, I didn’t fry the fish, though, I baked it in the oven. I’m still on this health kick thing… sometimes.

Pinaputok na Tiyan ng Bangus


Pinaputok na Tiyan ng Bangus

  • Author: The Peach Kitchen


  • 3 pieces boneless milkfish belly
  • 1 tomato,chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • banana leaves


  1. Fry minced garlic in oil until golden brown and set aside.
  2. Season milkfish belly with salt and pepper.
  3. Put chopped onions and tomato on top and wrap in banana leaves one by one.
  4. Bake in the oven at 250º for 30 minutes or until fish is cooked.
  5. Garnish with fried garlic on top before serving
  6. Serve with soy-calamansi dipping sauce.

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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