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Tochong Bangus

Milfish with tofu in tomato and bean curd sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bangus recipe, tocho
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 878kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 bangus cleaned and sliced diagonally into pieces

Tocho Sauce:

  • 6 ounces tofu fried
  • 3 ounces tahure fermented bean curd, mashed
  • 2 Tablespoons tausi salted black beans
  • 4 tomatoes diced
  • 1 thumb ginger Julienne
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Rub salt all over the fish. Let it stay for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry both sides of the fish until the color turns light to medium brown. Remove fish from the pan and place on a clean plate. Set aside.
  • Make the tocho sauce by heating 3 Tablespoons of cooking oil in a clean pan. Sauté garlic, onion, ginger, and tomato.
  • Once the onion softens, add vinegar, tahure and tausi. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Pour water into the pan. Let boil. Cook in a low heat setting for 3 minutes.
  • Add fried fish and fried tofu in the pan. Cover and continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes. Note: add water as needed.
  • Season with salt, ground black pepper, and sugar. Serve with warm rice. Share and enjoy!



Calories: 878kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Monounsaturated Fat: 40g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 1205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1921IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg