Fried Fish with Tamarind Sauce

5 from 12 reviews


  • 1 large Talakitok Fish (Bigeye Jack or Dusky Jack)
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying
  • green mango, julliened
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tomato, chopped

tamarind sauce

  • 1/4 cup tamarind puree
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp water
  • fish sauce to taste (around 1 tsp)


  1. Make the Tamarind Sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan and mix well. Whisk it over medium heat. Bring it to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens a little. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Season the fish with salt and pepper.When oil is hot, shallow fry the Talkitok until it’s golden brown on both sides.
  3. To serve: Put the fried Talakitok on a large plate. Garnish with julienned green mangoes, chopped cilantro, and chopped tomatoes. Drizzle with tamarind sauce and serve some extra sauce on the side.
  4. Enjoy with steaming hot rice.