Totsong Bangus or (milkfish in fermented tofu (soy cake) with tausi ) is one of the popular fish dish of the Filipino which is chinese in origin. Basically Totsong Bangus is consist of salted black beans (tausi), tofu, mixed in a fried bangus fish( milkfish). This dish is best partnered with hot rice during lunch and even at dinner time.
Totsong Bangus Recipe
- 1 kilo milkfish, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
- 2 pcs roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup canned black beans
- 2 pcs firm tofu, fried and cubed
- 1 medium-sized onion, sliced
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
- 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup spring onion, diagonal cut (1/2 inch thick)
- Flour for dredging
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup water (you can add more water if you want more sauce)
- Season fish with salt. Let sit for 15 minutes then dredge in flour.
- Fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. Set aside.
- Discard the oil from the pan, leaving about 2 Tbsps.
- Saute garlic and ginger until light brown.
- Add tomatoes and onions and sauté until tomatoes are soft.
- Add black beans and fried tofu. Saute for about a minute.
- Add water and oyster sauce. Mix well.
- Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste. Simmer for 3 minutes.
- Add fish. Cover with sauce and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Add green onions. Simmer for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice!
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