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Best Pesang Bangus Recipe

This delightful dish involves cooking medium to large sized fish in a broth that are mainly composed of rice washing and ginger; vegetables such as bok choy or pechay are also included for added flavor and nutrition.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Seafood Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 35kcal
Cost 5-$20


  • 1 pc Bangus (Milkfish) medium to large size, sliced and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger sliced and pounded
  • 1 pc Onion quartered
  • ½ teaspoon Whole Black Pepper
  • 7 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 6 pcs Baguio Beans sliced
  • 8 pcs Pechay Tagalog
  • ½ Cabbage sliced


  • Rub fish with salt. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onions.
  • Add the water and ginger. Put the black pepper and fish sauce. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
    Note: You can add more fish sauce depending on your desired saltiness.
  • Then, add the milkfish. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the Baguio beans, pechay and cabbage. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve while hot!


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg