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Bulanglang na Bangus at Hipon in a pot
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Bulanglang na Bangus at Hipon

Kapampangan Bulanglang soup made of shrimp, fish, and guavas is delicious and refreshing on its own or with steamed rice. The perfect rainy day comfort food!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 434kcal


  • 7 cups water
  • 10 guavas, halved and seeded
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 bunch kangkong (water spinach)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 whole milkfish, scaled, gutted, and cut into serving parts
  • 1/2 pound large shrimps, tendrils trimmed
  • salt to taste


  • Cut into guavas into halves and using a small spoon, scoop out the seeds.
  • In a bowl, combine guava seeds and pulp and 1 cup of the water. Using the back of a spoon, mash to extract pulp and strain in a fine-mesh sieve. Reserve the guava juice and discard the seeds. Set aside.
  • Trim about 2 inches from the kangkong stalks and discard. Cut kangkong into 3-inch lengths, separating the sturdier stalks from the leaves. Wash thoroughly and drain well. Set aside.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, combine the remaining 6 cups water, onion, and guavas. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover and simmer until guavas begin to soften.
  • Add fish sauce and the extracted guava juice.
  • Add milkfish and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until almost cooked through.
  • Add shrimp and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until color changes.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Add kangkong and cook for about 30 seconds or until just wilted. Serve hot.



  • The Mexican cream guavas used in this recipe have a thin pale-yellow skin, creamy white flesh, and soft, edible seeds. Some varieties of the fruit which have thicker flesh and harder seeds might need to be peeled and cooked longer.
  • Use a mix of ripe and still green guavas for a nice balance of sweet and sour taste.
  • For extra depth of flavor, replace the water with rice washing.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 256mg | Sodium: 955mg | Potassium: 1713mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2208IU | Vitamin C: 497mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3mg