Paksiw Na Talakitok

Paksiw Na Talakitok

Paksiw na Isda is the healthiest and easiest dish that I know of. This is my go to ulam when I feel like I’ve been too much red meat or oily food the past week. Most of the time, I cook Bangus or Milk Fish or Bisugo or Goatfish but I chanced upon medium talakitok in the market the past week. Naisip ko agad  — ang sarap ng Paksiw na Talakitok!

Paksiw is a Filipino dish wherein the fish is poached together with eggplant and bitter melon in seasoned vinegar.

This is the least of my favorite ulam growing up.. and if ever I eat it, I only eat the fish. Goodbye sa eggplant at amapalaya. Ngayon, I live for the vegetables in Paksiw! — ang sarap isawsaw sa patis na may sili!

Kayo mommies, anong favorite nyong i-paksiw?  Alam ko na.. Lechon at Pata! LOL!

Hindi yon. Anong favorite nyong isda ang i-paksiw!



Paksiw Na Talakitok

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 5 pieces medium m talakitok fish, washed and cleaned
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-inch know of ginger sliced
  • 1 tsp rock salt
  • 1 eggplant, sliced
  • 1 ampalaya (bittermelon) cleaned, washed in salt to remove the bitterness, and sliced
  • 2 finger chillies


  1. Combine the water, vinegar, ginger in a pot.
  2. Arrange the sliced ampalaya, eggplant, finger chillies, and the fish in a layer.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer in low heat for about 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.
  4. Serve with steamed rice and a dipping sauce of patis with siling labuyo.

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18 Responses

  1. Bangus ang sarap ipaksim. Tapos yun partna gusto ko yun belly. Yummy! Nasubukan mo na bang ilagay ang bituka at laman loob ng bangus. Sarap kaya. Minsan piniprito ko payun ang sarap mas lalo na Kung crispy ang bituka ng bangus.

    1. One of my favorite fish in my favorite dishes…PAKSIW

  2. Di pa po ako nakakatikim niyan,.Mommy.Pero masarap po talaga ang paksiw at tama ka po mas nakakaganang kumain kapag may patis na may sili as sawsawan.

  3. Paborito ng nanay at tatay ko ang Isda na Talakitok…?? Sarap naman po kasi…

  4. Fave ko din yan nilalagay ko naman sa paksiw talong minsan okra nakakamiss ?

  5. Masarap po talaga ang paksiw na talakitok ?Ito din favorite lutuin ni Mama paksiw ?Sarap kasi

  6. Favorite ko rin po ang paksiw pero di pa po ako nakakakain ng gamitong klase ng isda.

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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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