Totso Bangus with Tausi

Totso is one of popular everyday recipe in the Philippines which are chinese in origin, Basically it consist of salted black beans, Tokwa ( soya cake), mixed in a fried bangus fish( milkfish). Here is the procedure for preparing another popular filipino recipe -Totso.


  • 1 kg Bangus salted, cut diagonally and fry
  • 2 cup cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp og garlic, minced
  • 1 pc onion, slice
  • 1/4 tbsp gound pepper
  • 5 pcs of tokwa,cut into square and fry
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp taosi or tahure (fermented blackbeans)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 bunch of kintsay, cut into small pc
  • 1/2 cup cornstarchdissole in water
  • 1 small vetsin (monosodium glutamate)
Procedure of cooking for totso bangus

In a heat pan with oil, sautee garlica and add taosi. Simmer and constantly mixing to softened taosi, smash taosi using ladle. Add water and vinegar let it boil for a while, simmer again. Salt to taste, add fried bangus fish and fried tokwa, boil and dissolve to thickened. Lastly add kintsay and vetsin.

Served in totso recipe in a platter with hot steam rice

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