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Bibingkang Dulum (Steamed Baby Fish)

Bibingkang Dulum (Steamed Baby Fish)

| On 20, Dec 2011

Bibingkang Dulum (Steamed Baby Fish)

Main Dishes: Seafood
Author: Loureen Johnson

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Baby fish in banana leaves (Pampangena Style) This is the smallest fish in the world and it’s native to the Philippine Islands.


1 lb (500 g) Dulum (baby fish)
Juice of 10 calamansi (juice of one lime)
3 medium tomatoes cut into quarters
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 banana leaf 12″ X 12″
coconut oil (olive oil will do)
Salt & Pepper


Wash the dulum & drain in a colander, set aside
Fry garlic till fragrant then add the dulum cook 2 min then season with salt & pepper
turn off the fire and add the juice, stir until well mixed
move the fish onto the banana leaf, top it with the quartered tomatoes
wrap it in the banana & place in an oiled Frying Pan with lid
Cook over low heat for 15-20 min
garnish with sliced calamansi (lime wedges)


You can substitute your favorite kind of fish, just make sure there are no bones and mince the fish.

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  1. Ty Johnson

    we would love to hear from you, leave us a comment. and don’t forget to rate the recipe.

  2. All I thought this was the same as the typical bibingka but only to find that this is the fish I ate when I am a kid. Yummy! more rice please!

  3. Ty Johnson

    OH yeah this is the real deal here, we live in the Philippines so we can get these fish any time=)I think they are hard to find anywhere else

  4. John Villanueva

    Well I never thought you could make old fashioned Kapampangan bibingka from these small fishes. Great! Yummy!

  5. John Villanueva

    Hail Filipino food!This website pays tribute to good old fashioned Filipino dishes.

  6. Ty Johnson

    Hey John, thanks for the comments, I’m really happy you like the website, and yes we pay tribute to the classics.

    As you know Loureen is such a wonderful cook, you have eaten her cooking many times, so I know you know how good it is.

    I love the food and the culture here in your country, especially the food! =)

  7. Ty Johnson

    In case anyone is wondering John is my neighbor and friend =)

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