Fried Fish with Manong Sauce


  • 600g fresh fish (bangus /tilapia/dalagang bukid), cleaned and sliced, I used pompano
  • ½ cup cooking oil
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour / 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 5  tbsp Datu Puti Soy Sauce
  • 1 pc siling labuyo, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 tsp Datu Puti Vinegar


  1. Fry fish until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. In a pot, combine first six sauce ingredients in a pan. Simmer with continuous stirring until thickened.
  3. Add onion, garlic and vinegar. Simmer for 2 minutes. Serve.
  4. You can pour it over the fried fish or serve it on the side. You can also add fish to the sauce and simmer.