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Pesang Isda (Fish in Ginger Soup)

Pesang Isda (Fish in Ginger Soup)

Course Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword filipino, fish, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 207kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 2 fish steaks , (red snapper or cod), about 1 lb 12 oz
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 lb bok choy (5 pieces)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion , sliced
  • 1 2-inch knob ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced


  • Season the fish with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Slice each boy choy in half, rinse thoroughly under cold running water and then drain. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pot over medium high heat. Add the onion and ginger, and saute until the onion begins to soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the fish sauce and stir. Add the water and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Add the fish and cook for 7 minutes or until the fish is almost done.
  • Add the bok choy and cook for another 3 minutes. Season the broth with salt and pepper.
  • Serve, garnish with chopped green onions.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 880mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5245IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1.3mg