Piniritong Bangus (Fried Milkfish) & Thai-inspired Salad

For this post, we have the guy whipping up 2 dishes from scratch – Fried breaded milkfish (Piniritong Bangus) and Thai-inspired salad.

Not too happy with the photos here, still have get used to external flash. Not really a fan of Canon’s 430 EXII’s buttons, since you have to first press the Set button before you can adjust the flash power. Anyway, I digress.


Fried Milkfish

1 whole Milkfish (or any other fish; the guy has used salmon before)

Bread crumbs

Lemon juice

Oil – lots of it, for deep frying

Salt and pepper to taste


Lettuce – or any leafy green available

1 cup string beans – chopped to about 2” each

1 cup cherry tomatoes – halved

1 pc cucumber – thinly sliced

Salad dressing:

1 pc lemon

1 tbsp. Palm sugar


Chili powder (fresh chili is better though)

Cooking Procedure:

Fried Milkfish

1. Dip the fish in lemon juice then cover in breadcrumbs

Tip: Pat the fish here and there for maximum bread crumbs coverage.

2. Fry on low heat for about 5 minutes each side, or until it turns golden brown.

3. Prepare tissue on a plate to absorb the oil from the fish.

Look at that oily goodness. Tip: Golden bits can be used as eyeshadow

Salad Dressing

  1. Mix vinegar, lemon, and palm sugar in a bowl; salt to taste
  2. Add some chili powder
  3. Mix thoroughly

Sweet, sour and salty salad dressing


1. Boil string beans for about 2-3 minutes, drain and immediately submerge in cold water to retain its crispiness.

2. Tear lettuce leaves to smaller bits

3. Mix tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and string beans in a bowl

Reds and greens

4. Pour salad dressing

5. Use hands to mix (don’t forget to wash your hands)

The final product:

Bangus so good. ❤

Lesson learned:

  1. Salad should be presented piled high. Don’t just dump everything flat on the plate; pile them high.
  2. Ikea salad spinners do a job good. Check it out at IKEA.
  3. That cucumber slicer is called mandoline.

PS. Did you know that milkfish is the Philippine National Fish?


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