Archive | March 2012

Fish Fillet with Tausi Recipe

In this Fish Fillet recipe, we’ll be using “Tausi” or Chinese Black Beans. Tausi is directly associated with the oriental or Chinese cuisine and is known to provide extra amounts of saltiness to the food. Once more,  I prepared the dish as I was inspired by Chowking Restaurant here  in one of our visits just recently. You can prepare the ingredients and try the simplified cooking procedure below:









  • 1 lb fish fillet (tilapia, red snapper, hammour or tuna)
  • 4 tbsp chinese black beans (tausi)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 medium sized white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pc egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • a pinch of ground pepper & msg. to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Put some breading on the fish by dipping it on the beaten egg mixture.
  2. Place the cornstarch in a clear plastic bag and put-in the fish. Close the container(be sure that there is some air inside) and shake until the cornstarch is evenly distributed on the fish. (Do step 1 & 2 twice or thrice)
  3. Fry the fish and set aside
  4. On a separate pan, sauté the onion and put-in the chinese black beans
  5. Add the green onion and simmer for a minute.
  6. Add water and let boil
  7. Put-in the fried fish fillet and simmer for 5  minutes or until sauce sauce is almost absorbed by the fish
  8. Add msg. and pepper to taste
  9. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
This entry was posted on March 28, 2012. 2 Comments

Ginataang Hipon sa Kalabasa at Sitaw (Shrimp, Squash and String Beans in Coconut Milk)

Ginataang hipon sa kalabasa at sitawis a Filipino stew-like dish commonly served with steamed white rice. The kalabasa, also known as pumpkin or squash, adds an earthy flavor to the dish, complementing the taste of the shrimp. The sitaw, also known as string beans, introduce a fresh taste and light crunch to the stew. You will need approximately 30 minutes to cook ginataang shrimp with kalabasa and sitaw. This recipe serves 4 to 5 persons.
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 pcs. green chili
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed squash (kalabasa)
  • 2 cups string beans (sitaw); cut into 2 1/2″ length
  • 1 tbsp. maggi magic sarap
  • 1 1/2 cups  coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a skillet  saute chopped onion and minced garlic in oil  over a medium heat  and stir frequently until the onions are browned and the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add the peeled and cubed kalabasa and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp and sitaw, then continue cooking for another 3 minutes adding fish sauce, pepper and maggi magic sarap.
  3. Pour in the coconut milk  into the skillet, bring it to a boil and then add the green chili. Cover the skillet and continue simmering until vegetables are cooked and coconut milk becomes a little thick.
  4. Served hot with steamed rice. Share & enjoy!