Paksiw na Tuyo with Okra

Paksiw na Tuyo with Okra

Paksiw na tuyo? Yes, that’s right. We can make a delicious paksiw using tuyo. In Iloilo we call it tabagak nga uga. Since tuyo is readily available locally, I decided to try a different menu out of it. Not just the usual fried or grilled. You should give this a try. Even added okra to balance it out and to make it even more delicious.

Here’s how to cook Paksiw na Tuyo with Okra:


1 dozen Tuyo (Uga Tabagak)
1 cup Vinegar
1/2 cup Soy sauce
2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 large sized Onion (cut into 6 pieces)
3 cloves Garlic (crushed)
1/2 inch Ginger (sliced)
2 Fresh Chilies
Okra (8pcs. or as many as you want)
Cooking Oil


  1. Using a pairing knife, make sure to remove the fish gut.
  2. Heat a good amount of oil in a pan, fried the tuyo on both sides until brown. Set them aside.
  3. In a pan, pour in the vinegar, soy sauce, then add in the onions, garlic and ginger. Add in the brown sugar and season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes making sure that the vinegar is cooked.
  4. Add in the fresh chilies then the fried tuyo. Lay them on the pan properly. Add the okra as well. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Paksiw na Tuyo with Okra

Serve with some steaming rice. Enjoy!

Note from Delish:

I know some of you might find this weird, and it’s even your first to hear a tuyo turn into a delicious paksiw. But I assure you, this one is something that is worth a try. I even come up this recipe trying to think about preparing something for the Holy Week were pork and meat is not a thing.

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