Filipino Fish Tausi Recipe

Tausi is Chinese for fermented black beans. This dish is fried fish with salted black beans, ginger, sliced onions and minced garlic. It is a beautiful dish with a unique aroma. Serves 4 to 6


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 whole bangus, cleaned, scaled and cut into 4-5 steaks
  • 2/3 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 cup water
  • vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. In a wide pan, heat oil over medium heat. Fry bangus slices until lightly browned on both sides. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil and sauté onions and garlic until translucent. Then add tomatoes and continue to sauté. Continue this way until tomatoes get tender then add black beans. Sauté everything for a bit.
  3. Add your browned bangus into your large skillet. Cover and simmer for 4-7 minutes. Finally pour your water in and simmer for another 2-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Now you’re ready.