Tinolang Sapsap sa Malungay

Tinolang Sapsap sa Malungay
Tinolang Sapsap sa Malungay. Tinolang isda is called tinowang isda in the Visayas and Cebuano speaking part of Mindanao. It is similar to what to our Sinabawan Isda in the Tagalog speaking part on Luzon. Tinolang Sapsap sa Malungay or Tinolang isda in general is one is best soup dish in Filipino Cuisine, probably because of its simplicity.

Tinuwang Sapsap sa Malungay

To cook the dish we only require some salt as seasoning, some sliver of ginger and some crushed stalk of tanglad or lemongrass. And of course your choice of fish, for this recipe sapsap and your choice of vegetables, what would be better than malungay leaves.

Here is the recipe of my Tinolang Sapsap sa Malungay.


1 kilo sapsap
1 big bunch of malungay leaves, removed from stem
1-2 thumb size ginger, skinned, sliced
1 medium size onions, quartered
1 medium size tomato, quartered
1-2 stalks lemongrass, trimmed, crushed, tied into a knot
1 bundle spring onions, trimmed, cut into 2 inches length

Cooking procedure:

Tinuwang Sapsap sa Malungay - Cooking Procedure

Remove, discard gills and innards of the sapsap. Wash fish and slit diagonally across the middle. In a medium size sauce pan bring to a boil 5 to 6 cups of water, add in tanglad, ginger, onion and tomato, simmer for 6 to 8 minutes. Add in the malungay and continue to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste then add in the fish and spring onions cook, for another 3 to 5 minutes or until fish and vegetables are just cooked. Serve hot.


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