Sweet and Sour Fish Recipe (Tilapia) Easy Lunch or Dinner Recipe

sweet and sour tilapia

Sweet and sour Fish is an easy recipe that you can prepare for lunch or dinner. For this recipe, I use tilapia because it is a common fish and very affordable also. Tilapia costs P140/kilo (Dec 2019) compared to Lapu-lapu which costs around P700/kilo. The sweet and tangy sauce will definitely tickle your taste buds. Of course, it uses ingredients that can easily be found in your kitchen.

Sweet and Sour Fish Recipe Tilapia

Servings 2 People
Author foodiepinoy


  • 750 grams Tilapia
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1 thumb size ginger julliened
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 4 tbsp tomato catsup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch dissolve in water
  • 1 small carrot strips


  1. Place the cooking oil in the pan and apply heat.
  2. When the oil is hot enough, put the fish in the pan.
  3. Fry the fish until brown and crispy.
  4. Once the fish is fully cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
  5. In a clean pan, saute the garlic, onion, ginger, and bell pepper.
  6. Add 1.5 cups of water and simmer for 5 mins.
  7. Put-in the vinegar, sugar and tomato catsup then mix thoroughly
  8. Gradually add the cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
  9. Add the carrots.
  10. Add the tilapia and simmer for another 5 mins.

  11. Enjoy!


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