Pesa is one of the least popular dishes in the Philippines, a humble dish usually made out of boiled fish with miso and vegetables like cabbage and tomatoes
Pesa is one of the least popular dishes in the Philippines, a humble dish usually made out of boiled fish with miso and vegetables like cabbage and tomatoes. The dish might have originated from the Chinese cuisine as Pesa in Hokkien word means “plain boiled”, the term also is exclusively used for fish meat and not any other meat. Like I mentioned earlier Pesa is not common in the Philippines so don’t go looking for one if you ever visit our country as very few people know this type of dish, the ones who usually know it are the ones with Chinese origin, I learned this from my Auntie, she’s not Chinese) though but she loves cooking and she makes this regularly.
This dish is a very simple fish soup which is really tasty and without the fishy smell once done right, I remember cooking this for the first time for my wife and thought that she would not like it but to my surprise she did gave it a two thumbs up so up until now it is a mainstay in our dinner table once in a while.