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Balicasag Island Soup

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Dive into the flavours of Balicasag Island with Balicasag Island Soup. This unique dish combines the bounty of the sea with creamy broth, creating a culinary masterpiece unlike any other. Try it today!



Units Scale
  • 200 g squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 2 mud crabs, cleaned and halved
  • 200 g prawns, shell on
  • 200 g fish fillet (snapper, grouper or any white fleshy fish), cubed
  • 150 g scallops
  • 2 pcs Asian eggplant, sliced
  • 3 pcs green chillies
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • oil
  • salt


  1. Heat cooking oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped tomatoes, onions, minced garlic, and bruised lemongrass. Sauté until fragrant.
  2. Pour in water and bring it to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add squid, crabs, prawns, fish fillet, scallops, sliced eggplant, and green chillies. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes or until seafood is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in evaporated milk and let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Season with salt to taste and drizzle sesame oil over the soup. Mix well.
  6. Remove lemongrass stalks and discard.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy the unique flavours of Balicasag Island in every spoonful.


You can also use bok choy, cabbage and string beans