Paksiw na Tulingan (Tuna Cooked in Vinegar) Recipe

Paksiw na Tulingan is a traditional Filipino dish made from tulingan or skipjack tuna, cooked in vinegar and garlic. The dish is usually served with steamed white rice and a side of tomato and onion salad.

paksiw na tulingan


  • 3 medium-sized tulingan (skipjack tuna) (cleaned & cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 2 medium-sized onions (chopped)
  • 1 small ginger (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp peppercorn
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
  • calamansi juice (from 2 pieces calamansi)
  • 2 pieces chili finger


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cooking pot. Cut the fish in half if it won’t fit in your pot.
  2. Simmer for 15-20 minutes in medium heat.
  3. Serve hot and enjoy!

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