Introducing "Sweet and Sour Lapu-Lapu"



Today, I am going to share with you guys a very simple recipe that I have cooked for the first time and this will be the second time in my entire life to eat Lapu-Lapu fish because it is very expensive. It is a very popular fish but very expensive that is why I never got to taste it until December 2021.

In cooking this dish, I got some tips from one of my elder sisters whom the one that cooks the first Lapu-Lapu dish that I tasted for the first time in my life. And I am going to brag that this dish that I cooked is much better than the one she cooked (^_^).

And so, without further ado, here's how I cooked this very delicious dish.

  • Lapu-Lapu Fish
  • Carrot
  • Black Ground Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Tomato Sauce (115 grams)
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Cooking Oil
  • Sugar (about 4 tablespoons)
  • Salt (to taste)

Remove the scales, fins, and gills of the Lapu-Lapu

Clean, peel, and slice the carrot into strips

Clean and slice the tomatoes (you can definitely slice the tomatoes any way that you want)

Clean, peel, and slice the onions

Peel and slice the ginger

Prepare the ground pepper

Prepare the tomato sauce

Prepare the sugar

1. Fry all the Lapu-Lapu on both sides until golden brown, then set is aside.


2. Stir fry the carrot strips in cooking oil


3. Set aside the carrots strips after stir-frying


4. Sautee the ginger, onion, and tomatoes in a cooking oil


5. Add some water to make the tomatoes render some sauce a bit quicker while stirring


6. Add the sugar (you can definitely add more sugar later if it lacks sweetness)


7. When the tomatoes are about to be cooked and start to render some sauce add the black ground pepper, to make the tomatoes render more sauce


8. After adding the black ground pepper add the tomato sauce immediately


8. When the tomatoes do look like the photo below, add the stir-fried carrot strips, and stir.


10. Turn off the heat and it is done


11. Put it on top of the fried Lapu-Lapu and it is done



That is all for now guys, catch you up with the next one. Wishing you all safety, good health, and abundance.

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You're welcome @afterglow! Have a nice day 😊👍

Very tempting and appetizing.
Moreover, the fish is my favourite. I often get this fish on my fishing trips;

Cooked with any menu will still be delicious. Your cooking is so cool @afterglow.

Cooked with any menu will still be delicious.


Your cooking is so cool @afterglow.

Thank you.

I envy you because you seem to be eating it in regularity. As for me, this is only the second time that I have gone to eat this expensive but very delicious dish, let alone cooked it myself.

cook it yourself which makes everything special, if you agree.

I strongly agree (^_^)

I haven't had Lapu-Lapu ever. Your presentation makes me want to have some and dive right in to the screen lol!

LOL! (^_^)

I haven't had Lapu-Lapu ever.

You have to, for me, this is only the second time that I ever get to eat Lapu-Lapu because it was very expensive.

I'm not sure if we have that in our market as I don't go there lol! I'll check one of these days.

I am sure you will find some.

Ang sarap naman nito kabayan

Ay tama kabayan, buti na lang yung ibang kasama ko sa bahay hindi kilala yung isda kaya hindi sila nag-ulam, nakadami ako ng ulam, hehehe.

Haha ganun ba? Naku ang swerti mo

Ay, oo, hahaha! Idagdag mo pa na ako ang nagluto, kaya nakuha ko ang gustong kong lasa ng pagkakaluto ng lapu-lapu, sarap.

I love fish, here in Venezuela we don't have that species, (at least I think so). You sounded fantastic and the presentation worthy of "Master Chef"😍😜

One question, I saw that you used carrots, doesn't that give it a sweet taste?🤔

You sounded fantastic and the presentation worthy of "Master Chef"😍😜

This flatters me, thank you very much (^_^)but I am by no means a master chef, I only know how to cook our traditional recipes.

One question, I saw that you used carrots, doesn't that give it a sweet taste?🤔

It gives very little sweetness since carrots do taste a little sweet.

It was such a nice meal! Mukhang masarap at malinamnam po.

Ay tama po, masarap at malinamnam.