Milkfish Steak (Bistek na Bangus)

Milkfish Steak or also known as Bistek na Bangus is a very delicious dish that we love eating with rice.  Milkfish Steak is one thing that my husband loves to eat.  The first time I made him this dish he was in love, now I buy milkfish whenever I go to the Asian Market.  Milkfish can be bought in most of the Asian store.  Milkfish Steak or Bistek na Bangus is full of so many flavors.

The sauce of this dish is great over rice, it will definitely make you want to eat more.  In the Philippines, milkfish is a very popular fish since it’s our national fish.  Milkfish is also called as “bandeng” or “Bolu” in Indonesia.  And in some country in Asia, they called this fish a different name.  I remembered growing up my dad each time he comes home from he work.  He always has milkfish with him, and my mom either will fry it or cook it in our soup. 

Milkfish steak (Bistek na Bangus) can be found in a lot of restaurant in the Philippines.  Most of the restaurant have this available even during breakfast.  My husband loves eating this at dinner especially after working so hard.  Most of the time he ate this with just vegetables no rice at all.

Let’s get started, hope you all enjoy this recipe. Thank you to One Love One Kitchen for being a guest poster here on my blog.  Photo and ingredients content is credited back to its original owner which is One Love One Kitchen.

Milkfish Steak (Bistek na Bangus)
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A great dish to serve with rice.
  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineFilipino
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 - 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 - 20 minutes
Milkfish Steak (Bistek na Bangus)
Print Recipe
A great dish to serve with rice.
  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineFilipino
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 - 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 - 20 minutes
Ingredients
Fried MilkFish
  • 2 lbs milkfish (you can find this fish at Asian Store)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • salt to seasoned the fish
  • oil for frying
For The Sauce
  • 8 pcs Calamansi (1 Lemon if no Calamansi)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium size onions sliced
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 small onion cut in rings
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Pat dry the bangus with the paper towel and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge in flour and shake off excess flour. Fry until golden brown and set aside.
  3. On a separate pan with a little oil, saute the garlic and onion. If air fried, set it for 15minutes under 390F
  4. Add the soy sauce and calamansi juice with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil.
  5. Put the bangus and boil until the sauce reduces to half, transfer on a platter.
  6. Then, using the same pan, fry the onion rings in 2 tablespoon oil, then add 1 tablespoon of sauce from the fish.
  7. Garnish the onion rings on top of the bistek na bangus.
  8. Serve with steamed white rice and enjoy!
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12 thoughts on “Milkfish Steak (Bistek na Bangus)

    1. Since I came to the US I don’t think I have seen this dish in some Asian restaurant. I might be wrong, but most of the time if we want to it this dish we just cook it at home.

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