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Daing na Bangus (milk fish)

Daing na bangus or Daingsilog ………… I think if I am not mistaken, this daingsilog will complete my post for the “silog” family. For those who doesn’t know yet, “SILOG” means SI – fried rice and LOG- egg. For recap let us all see the members:

  • TAPSILOG – Beef fried rice and egg
  • LONGSILOG – sweet pinoy style sausage, fried rice and egg
  • CHICKSILOG – chicken fried rice and egg
  • SPAMSILOG – Spam, fried rice and egg
  • TUYOSILOG – dried fish, fried rice and egg
  • TOCILOG – cured pork fried rice and egg

If I missed some, please let me know. I think there are more variations now than before or since I was in the Philippines. The only thing I don’t like with this fish is it has plenty of “tinik” (fish bones) but the best thing about it is you can by boneless nowadays. …………………………Did you know that in-order to prepare a good daing na bangus, you need to have a good cane vinegar. This cane vinegar  is a mild vinegar often used in Filipino cooking and on many islands where sugar cane is grown and harvested. It’s been compared torice vinegar  in its mildness, though there are certainly different grades squeezed from sugar cane. It’s not exactly sweet and instead has a mildly sharp taste that is useful for picking ingredients or making sauces………

Ingredients: for whole milk fish

  • 1/4 cup cane vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 whole milk fish cut into serving size
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil for frying


  • In a wide container with cover, combine all ingredients except milk fish. mix well then rub fish evenly. marinate for 12 hours or longer.
  • In a pan, heat little oil and fry some milk fish
  • Best serve with fried rice and fresh egg, cook your way
  • Enjoy!




Spam meat loaf….This canned goods probably one of our favourite back home in the Philippines. I am not really convinced if I will be posting this recipe because I just fried this with a scrambled egg. Maybe the reason why I posted this is I want to show you how we cook this meat loaf in our country. I remember we only have the chance to taste this canned goods whenever we had a visitor or relatives that arrived overseas. As because Spam Meat loaf is one of the most expensive canned goods in the Philippines.  I remember when I was new here in NZ, when my wife took me to my first grocery shopping in a supermarket. I bought a lot of this canned item as this is really my favourite of them all. For those who does not know the meaning of “spamsilog”, the word “silog” means SI – for sinangag(fried rice) and LOG – for itlog(egg)……………Did you know that this meatloaf is a combination of beef and pork meat and it is very loaded with protein and carbohydrates.  Proteins are indispensable for growth and maintenance of every kind of cell in our body. Body development, replenishment of lost blood, healing of wounds and scars, replacement of dead cells, and hair and nail growth need proteins. Proteins in the form of enzymes, hormones and antibodies promote healthy metabolic and physiological processes, and boost our nervous and immunity systems. In situations when fat and carbohydrate food sources are not providing adequate calories, proteins are degraded to generate the calories our body needs.

Ingredients: serves 2-3 persons

  • 1 can spam meat loaf sliced into 9-10 pcs
  • 2 scrambled egg
  • 3 tbsp oil


  • In a mixing bowl, scramble the egg and dip spam slices.
  • In a frying pan, heat oil and fry spam dipped in egg.
  • Enjoy!!!

Tapsilog (cured beef)

Tapsilog………….Another member of the “SILOG FAMILY”. For those who doesn’t know yet is – the word “SI” is for fried rice(sinangag) and “LOG” is for egg (Itlog). Then we add the first syllable of the meat name like this “TAP” for tapa (beef) and then the “SILOG” that makes it TAPSILOG. Again, for the recap. I already posted Tocilog, Chicksilog and more of them coming soon. This breakfast dish is best served with achara. It is very similar to Pork steak ala pobre and pork steak tagalog , beef steak because they are using soy sauce and garlic as their main ingredients. This is the most popular breakfast in the Philippines, I think every restaurant that serves breakfast offer this on their menu even in TURU-TURU(small cafe, cafeteria), Pares and Mami House and many more. It is the best cured meat because we dont use preservative…………..Did you know that beef is a good source of zinc, which is helpful for preventing the damage to blood vessel walls, which can contribute to atherosclerosis and is also needed for the proper functioning of immune system. Beef is also rich in phosphorous and iron. Phosphorous is necessary for strong teeth and bones and Iron helps carry oxygen in the blood, to all cells and muscles and prevents fatigue…………

Ingredients: serves 3-4 persons

TAPA Marinade mix:

  • 500 gms beef sirloin or steak cut, blade cut beef
  • 1 whole chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce or seasoning soy sauce
  • 1 cup soda or sprite
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

You may also need:

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • some toasted garlic for toppings
  • chopped onion leeks for garnishing.
  • 4 Eggs – cook your way, either scramble, fried or even poached egg
  • 4 cups cooked rice


  • In a container with cover, just mix all tapa ingredients marinade mix together, rub evenly and mix well. marinate for a minimum of 12 hours allowing the beef to absorb all the flavor.
  • In a teflon pan, heat oil and fry tapa on your desired doneness. usually Filipino loves their tapa welldone. remove tapa and set aside. save the remaining tapa drippings or oil for fried rice.
  • In the same pan, pour cooked rice and stir well. this will serve as our fried rice.
  • In a small pan, heat oil and cook your desired egg – fried or scramble
  • Assemble in plate and garnish tapa with onion leeks and toasted garlic.
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!


Chicken Sinangag at Itlog….this dish is a member of the “SILOG FAMILY”…to name some, we have Tapsilog,(beef), Longsilog(sausage) Hotsilog(hotdogs), daingsilog(fish) and tocilog(sweetpork)….a popular breakfast in the philippines. This is also our favorite meals during our college days. It is cheaper than having some ala carte dishes.

Did you know that Chicken legs and thighs supply more zinc than any other parts of a chicken. Zinc plays a key role in cell growth and division. In this capacity, Zinc helps your body to heal itself when you are injured.

Prep time: 5 mins / Cooking time: 10 mins/ 1 serving

In the plate:

  • 1 pc Chicken leg and thigh(seasoned with salt & pepper and little soy sauce)
  • 1 cup Garlic rice
  • 1 pc Fried egg


  • in a frying pan, deep fried chicken for 8-12 minutes or until cooked
  • Garlic rice – heal oil in a pan, place chopped garlic , a cup of cooked rice seasoned with salt
  • in  a teflon pan, fry an egg on a low heat.




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