Inun-unan Recipe (Fish Cooked in Vinegar)

A simple Filipino dish where fish and other vegetables are cooked with vinegar broth and other spices.

Inun-unan Recipe (Fish Cooked in Vinegar)
Healthy Fish Seafood Quick and Easy

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Kitchen Utensils you need!

In order to achieve this perfect viand for your meal, you will need the following kitchen items.

  • Pot
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Serving bowl

Inun-unan’s Primary Ingredients – Fish, Vinegar, Garlic, Green onion, and Salt

Inun-unan, also known as Fish Paksiw, is a simple and easy to prepare Filipino dish featuring fish as one of the main components. The fish is stewed in vinegar with spices. The spices in this dish include garlic, onion, green onion, pepper, and others. To enhance the taste of the inun-unan, you should add salt or all-in-one seasoning. Most Filipino homes pair inun-unan with rice, may it be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Cooking Tips

• If desired, vegetables can be included in this dish. Bitter gourd, okra, string beans, and eggplant are all good vegetables to be added. The recipe would be much healthier if added. • If you want your inun-unan to be spicier and more delicious, use extra chili pepper. • Add ginger to the fish to enhance the flavor and aroma, making the recipe taste and smell better.


  • 1/2 kg of fish
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 2 tsp. of salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 piece of onion
  • 6 chili pepper
  • green onion
  • 1/2 of all-in-one seasoning (magic sarap)
  • 1 tomato
  • a small chunk of ginger (about thumb size)


  1. Bring the fish to boil for 5 minutes with 1/2 cup vinegar, 2 tsp. of salt, and 4 cloves of garlic, and ginger.

    Inun-unan Recipe (Fish Cooked in Vinegar)
  2. After that, add the remaining ingredients like the chopped onion, 6 chili peppers, and tomato. Add the chopped green onion and half of the all-in-one seasoning as well.

    Inun-unan Recipe (Fish Cooked in Vinegar)
  3. Allow another 5 minutes for the ingredients to boil.

    Inun-unan Recipe (Fish Cooked in Vinegar)
  4. Serve warm in a serving bowl.

    Inun-unan Recipe (Fish Cooked in Vinegar)

Inun-unan is a popular Filipino recipe, especially in the Visayas. Bisaya people add this edible part of taro plants, which is commonly known as takway in Visayas. Takway enriched the dish's taste and flavor, making it more enjoyable to eat. Filipinos also include other vegetables like eggplant and okra in this dish. The finest combo for a fish dish is veggies and fish cooked in vinegar and spices, which is perfect for the inun-unan recipe.

If you try eating in a Philippine carenderia, inun-unan is usually one of the available options. You can find most Filipinos pair this dish with rice.