Pinangat na Pompano sa Kamias at Kamatis

Pinangat na Pompano sa Kamias at Kamatis

Sometimes the simplest food are the most delicious…. just like this Pinangat na Pompano sa Kamias at Kamatis. It’s a simple dish of fish simmered in souring agent kamias (belimbing/ bilimbi) and kamatis (tomato) but the flavor combination of the different kinds of souring agents brings out the taste of the fish.

For me, it brings me to a place of peace. It reminds me of my parents who love these kinds of Filipino dishes. Simple and easy to cook. It reminds me of my nanay and tatay eating together in the dining table while talking about the news and everything under the sun. It may not look much but it was one of the moments where I can see how much they love each other. Hay, I miss my parents (they’re both deceased)… especially now that my emotions are really unstable. (sorry na, ang aga-aga nag-eemote ako..)


Pinangat na Pompano sa Kamias at Kamatis

Anyway, What is Pinangat or Pangat? There are actually two versions of Pinangat, one is cooked with water and a souring agent and one is cooked with coconut milk. The sour version is what I grew up with, we love cooking shrimp, and other types of fish as pinangat but we only use tomato as the souring agent. Unlike sinigang, though, pinangat doesn’t have much soup.

When I got married, I learned to experiment especially because peanubutter‘s Pinangat version has soy sauce. And sometimes, like today, we had kamias that’s expiring — and so it has to be used, hence, Pinangat na Pompano sa Kamias at Kamatis became today’s lunch.

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Pinangat na Pompano sa Kamias at Kamatis

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, sliced
  • 3 tomatoes, quartered
  • 8 pieces kamias
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp sinigang mix
  • 700g pompano
  • 1 tsp patis


  1. Heat oil in a pan and sauté garlic, onion, and ginger until fragrant and onions are translucent.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 more minute. Pour in water.
  3. Add the sinigang mix and stir. Add the kamias and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the pompano fish and Mash the kamias for the flavor to come out..
  5. Simmer until fish is cooked. Season with patis.
  6. Serve with steamed rice.

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18 Responses

  1. Yay.. Lage talaga ako natatakam sa mga luto niyo po momsh.. Sa tingin pa lang, subrang yummy na.. Paanu pa kaya Kung actual na., for sure mapapa extra rice na naman..

  2. Gusto ko tikman ang lutO mo Momsh. Nakakatakam. Tingin plang ulam na.Yayyy. Saraaap??

  3. Ang sarap sarap ng sabaw nyan ganyan ang madalas na niluluto ng nanay ko isdang tilapia naman po..asim kilig.. Sarap…

  4. Sarap nito may kami as pa, the best ang kainan kasama ang pamilya.

  5. Wow another dish ng pompano fish looks.yummy and madali lang lutuin

  6. Naku super sarap tlaga ang pinangat or paksiw kapag may kamias! Simot tlaga pati tutong!

  7. Sarap nito Mamsh. Lalo na may kasama ng kamias. Naka miss at siguardo mapapasarap ang kain. ?

  8. Hindi pa ako nakatikim ng ganitong isda. Itsura pa lang masarap na. Madami pa namang kamias dito sa amin.

  9. Favorite ko tlaga ang pinangat or paksiw na may kamias at kamatis. Kakaibang asim kapag may kamias ang pinangat very natural lang pero sobrang sarap. Nakakagutom ang ganitong ulam!

  10. Sarap nito .Maasim asim dahil sa kamias .Pag ganito talaga ulam siguradong mapapa extra rice tayo ??Must try this too sakto maraming kamias dito ?

  11. Isa Ang Pinangat sa mga comfort food na gustomg gusto ko..Kahit araw arawin ko pa syang lutuin..Gusto kong itry itong pompano kaso wala talaga ko makita sa palengke..Ano po kayang pedeng alternative fish na pede ipangat hehehe

  12. A mouth watering dish. Madalas luto dito sa probinsya, minsan kamias yung ginugulay namin. So delicious

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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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