Pinais Na Tulingan Recipe


  • 1 k. tulingan, gutted and washed
  • 1 tbsp. rock salt ( or sea salt )
  • ¼ k. kamias fruit
  • small red onion ( sibuyas Tagalog )
  • 1 head garlic
  • banana leaves
  • water

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Line bottom of a clay pot with banana leaves.
  2. Rub tulingan with rock salt and wrap with banana leaves.
  3. Place the onions, garlic kamias and pork fat at the bottom of the pot.
  4. Place wrapped tulingan on top. Pour in some water enough to cover the fish.  Allow to simmer in slow fire. The tulingan is cooked if it is sardine like in consistency.
  5. Remove the fish from the pot. Do not throw away the remaining liquid. Strain. This will serve as a dip for the fish.
  6. Alternatively, one can use galunggong instead of tulingan.