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Fish Tinola

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


For this post we will be doing a lesser known tinola variation which is Fish Tinola, a very delicate dish by nature but rich flavours can be obtained by using whole fish with heads and bones.


  • 600g fleshy white fish fillets, sliced (i.e. grouper, snapper)
  • bunch of green leafy vegetables (i.e. bok choy, shanghai)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups dashi stock or seafood stock
  • 1/2 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 3 green finger chillies
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • fish sauce or sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a pot combine together water, dashi stock, tomatoes, ginger, finger chillies and onion. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add fish and cook for 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of fish.
  3. Add green vegetables and cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper then serve.