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Bangsilog-2

Fried Milk Fish with Garlic Rice

There is a popular breakfast or brunch concept in the Philippines and honestly I could eat it all day! The name basically consist of the main Meat or Vegetables in a plate plus garlic fried rice (sinangag) and fried egg (itlog). +Silog is Filipinos bento box! Haha!

Milk fish is Bangus [bang-os] in Filipino language. Aside from being fried this very popular fish is also made into soup like Sinigang [si-ni-gang] a tangy soup (don’t get it confused with fried rice) or a fish stew called Paksiw [pak-se-ew] a stew with salt and vinegar or sometimes it’s simply cooked into Nilaga [ni-la-ga] a fish broth soup with vegetables.

Bang= Bangus (milk fish) + Si = Sinangag (fried rice) + Log = Itlog (egg or fried egg) put together is Bangsilog šŸ˜‚ It’s pretty cool actually.

There are other Silog dishes too! Tapsilog (cured beef), Tocilog (cured sweet pork), Longsilog (sausages) and more! It’s a complete meal!

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Bangsilog-2

Ingredients

1 deboned milk fish
3 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 a lemon or 1 tbsp kalamansi
1 pinch ground black pepper

Instructions

1
Place fish in a plate or bowl, add soy, lemon and black pepper leave it to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hours. Overnight is also good, the longer it marinates the tastier!
2
Using a medium frying pan, heat up the oil. Fry the milk fish until crisp and golden brown on each side.
3
It’s best served with garlic fried rice, fried rice and fried eggs.

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