Reliving Mom’s Cooking – Fish Steak (Adobo Fish)

My son’s ultimate favorite. (He’s the one who gave this dish a new name – Adobo fish)Image

Fish Steak / Adobo Fish


1 tbsp cooking oil

2 to 3 medium sized onion, sliced into semi circles or rings

Boneless bangus (belly or back) – 1/2 kg

3 tbsps calamansi juice

6 tbsps soy sauce

3 tbsps water

1 tsp of muscovado sugar

a dash of black pepper


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Add boneless bangus.
  3. Shallow fry until the meat is cooked (opaque).
  4. Add onion slices on top of the fish, simmer for a while.
  5. When onions are almost transparent, add mixed calamasi juice, soy sauce, water and sugar.
  6. Season with black pepper.
  7. Simmer until sauce is less than half of original volume, thick and shiny.
  8. Enjoy! πŸ˜‰


My mom used to cook this using fried bangus (diagonally sliced) and I used to like this also when I was a kid, except for all the fish bones (tinik)… good thing boneless bangus was already invented. πŸ˜‰



  1. Naku my husband will like this. I don’t know any fish recipes. well, aside from heating canned tuna and sardines! hehe. The recipe doesn’t look complicated at all! perfect for working wives like me. πŸ™‚

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