Ginataang Tulingan

Ginataang Tulingan

Ginataang tulingan is made with local tulingan fish or skipjack tuna and coconut milk, stewed with vegetables such as string beans or eggplant. This can be cook, in many different ways like simple boiling fish with coconut milk.


Heat cooking oil in a pan. Sear the fish over medium high heat until outer parts turns light brown. Do not over fry the fish.

Add in garlic, ginger, vinegar, fish sauce, salt and pepper. Pour in the water, cover and simmer to a boil.

After boiling, pour in coconut milk. Add string beans and chili pepper. Simmer over low heat until sauce thickens and liquid is half reduced. Salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat.

Serve with rice.


  • 1/2 kilo tulingan (skipjack tuna), cleaned and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 thumb size ginger, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch string beans, cut in 3 inches long
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 green chili or siling haba
  • cooking oil
Serves 4
45 Minutes

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