Paksiw – (Pak-Siw) In Santol Fruit Recipe

Paksiw – (Pak-Siw) In Santol Fruit


  • 8 PCs. Matangbaka or Big eyed scad fish or a galunggong (a local mackerel) will do
  • 4 PCs. Of santol
  • Chopped onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Sliced and crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp. Vinegar
  • 2 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Banana leaves for wrapping – this will give a tasty aroma


  1. After cleaning the fish, rub it with salt.
  2. Wrapped in young banana leaves, can be by 2s.
  3. Place a half of the garlic, ginger and peeled santol (in crisscross slits, seeds unremoved) at the bottom.
  4. On top, place the wrapped fish in banana leaves.
  5. On top of the fish again, place all the remaining ingredients.
  6. Cover and cook . Filipinos prefer cooking this dish via charcoal or wood fire to preserve its natural taste.

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