Bilimbi sour soup fish recipe

This is a calming sour soup recipe that you can do with galunggong (also known as the blue mackerel scad, round scad or short fin scad). Usually pan-fried is the simplest and easiest way of cooking this, simply sprinkle salt before cooking, but it also has a potential with soup recipes, specially the sour one. Kamias (bilimbi fruit) a naturally sour fruit was used in this recipe, together with tomato slices and spring onion really made this soup flavorful. This recipe is rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, protein, calcium, fiber etc.

Note: Excessive consumption of food is not good to our health and can bring a negative result or bad effects in our body. Always eat the right kind and the right amount of food.


  • 3 pieces of galunggong (blue mackerel scad) slice into 2 pieces each
  • 3 pieces bilimbi fruit (slice diagonally)
  • 1 large tomato
  • Spring onions
  • Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning mix
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp iodized salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce (patis)
  • 2 cups of water
Galunggong (also known as the blue mackerel scad)
Preferred cut of the bilimbi fruit


  • Wash your hands and prepare your ingredients and materials to save time and effort and to ensure a clean and safe food preparation.
  • In a medium heat using a pot, add a small amount of vegetable oil just to sauté the garlic.
  • Then add the tomato slices, water, seasoning mix, iodized salt, fish sauce (patis), black pepper and the bilimbi slices, then stir.
  • Allow it to boil for 2 minutes, then add the fish slices.
  • Cook for 10 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy!

Something to note: “Eating food with the whole family is one way to promote your bonding moments together, it also creates a happy environment, healthy lifestyle, positive thoughts about life and a helpful way to achieve an overall health”.

Remember: To make a healthier recipe, read food labels and choose to consider healthy ingredient-alternatives.

Thank you so much for reading and hope you like this simple and easy to make recipe. Have a great day ahead! God bless 💞


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks super spicy 😍

    1. momsjourney says:

      Not spicy but it’s sour…
      I used bilimbi fruit here (the taste is like a little bit of citrus fruit like calamansi or lime), to make it natural 💞
      Thanks for dropping by, have a nice day 🌟

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