TALAKITOK

isang uri ng isda

talakitok
bigeye trevally fish, cavalla fish

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MATANGBAKA

matang-baka
“cow eye”
big-eyed scad fish

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ASUHOS

asuhos
a Sillago fish

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GALUNGGONG

Galunggong is a widely eaten fish in the Philippines. It is so popular that many Filipinos joke that it’s the national fish.

The most common way to cook galunggong is by simple pan-frying, as was done to the fish in the photo. Serve with steamed white rice, and perhaps a dipping sauce of sukà or toyomansi, you’ve got yourself an enjoyable meal.

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TILAPYA

Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fishes that are native to Africa.

tilapya
tilapia fish

 
Spelling variations in Tagalog: tilapiya, talapya, talapiya

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BANGUS

Scientific name: Chanos chanos

Known as one of the boniest fishes in the world, the milkfish is the quintessential fish in Philippine cuisine — dried, grilled, stuffed, or used as a primary ingredient in sinigang or paksiw.

bangús
milkfish

 

Bonuan bangús from Dagupan, Pangasinan

Dagupan City in Pangasinan Province holds a Bangus Festival every year in April. The area is well known for their milkfish products.
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AYUNGIN

Scientific names: Leiopotherapon plumbeus; Datnia plumbea Kner, 1864

Mga Ayungin

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LABAHITA

Scientific names of this Philippine fish: Acanthurus olivaceus, Acanthurus pyroferus, Acanthurus thompsoni, Acanthurus triostegus

labahita
surgeonfish

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