Dibs on the belly! 😝
The Bangus or “Milkfish” is unofficially known as the National Fish of the Philippines. It’s a unique Filipino delicacy that is widely available in the Philippines and is used in numerous dishes.
Fried on its own, cooked in soups, or even grilled and stuffed with herbs and spices, the list goes on when it comes to cooking with this versatile-flavored fish! In this list, however, we list down a few of the best ways you can have bangus and where you can find them in the metro.
Rellenong Bangus – Mama Ting’s
Looking for Marikina’s famous Rellenong Bangus? Mama Ting’s is the place to get it. Apart from their famed Rellenong Bangus, they also offer other specialty products like Pork Hamonado, Leche Flan, and more!
Adobong Bangus sa Dilaw na Luya – BANGUS Specialty Restaurant
Bangus Specialty Restaurant, as their name suggests, are experts in seafood dishes. Aside from their famous Bangus and seafood dishes though, they also serve up other incredible Filipino dishes.
Sizzling Bangus Belly Sisig – Manam
Manam is a homegrown concept from The Moment Group. It takes modern Filipino food to a new level with its two-part menu –one side shows the traditional version and the other, the twists. Manam’s House Crispy Sisig is said to arguably be the best sisig in Metro Manila, incorporating a combination of creamy, crunchy, savory, and citrusy textures and flavors. For a seafood alternate, try their Sizzling Bangus Belly Sisig.
Tinapang Bangus Spaghettini – Ombu Kusina
Ombu Kusina offers a modern take on Filipino cuisine, and has branched out to serve popular international dishes infused with contemporary flair. One of their modern takes on Filipino cuisine is their Tinapang Bangus Spaghettini, topped with a generous amount of tinapa, and tossed like an Aglio olio.
Sinigang na Boneless Bangus Fillet with Ripe Guava – Romulo Cafe
A tribute to the late Carlos P. Romulo, Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes. Romulo Cafe gives its diners a glimpse of Philippine history through its museum-style interiors. Photo is Sinigang na Salmon,
Fried Boneless Bangus – LZM Restaurant
LZM is a family-friendly hole-in-the-wall restaurant that offers the best Filipino homecooked meals. They’ve been around since 1997 and are popularly known to be the home of the famed fried boneless Bangus.
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