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Bangus sa Tausi in a white serving dish
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Bangus sa Tausi (Milkfish with Tomatoes and Black Beans)

Milkfish with fermented soybeans and tomatoes is easy to make for busy weeknights. This bangus sa tausi is hearty, full of flavor, and perfect with steamed.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 363kcal


  • 1 whole milkfish, scaled, gutted, and cut into serving parts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, julienned
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6.3 ounces) tausi (fermented black beans), drained and rinsed


  • Wash fish and pat dry. In a shallow dish, place flour and season with salt and pepper to taste. Dredge the fish with flour until lightly coated.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat around 1-inch deep of oil. Add fish and cook, turning once or twice, until both sides are lightly browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon oil. Add onions, garlic, and ginger and cook until aromatic.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, mashing regularly with the back of a spoon, until softened.
  • Add fish sauce and continue to cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add water and allow to a simmer.
  • Add black beans and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until liquid is slightly reduced. .
  • Gently add fried fish and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until fully cooked and coated with sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.



Fry the milkfish until golden and slightly crispy on the outside but not fully cooked. It will finish off in the black bean sauce.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1665mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.4mg