To all Filipinos in United States, have you guys ever tried fish kinilaw using the frozen yellow fin tuna? If you have never tried it yet, I suggest you should. It is really really good, it tastes like kinilaw back home!
I bought mine from the store where I work for $7.99 per pound, it came in into steak size, packed and frozen. My boss said that it is a product of Srilanka and it is packed right after it got caught from the ocean so technically they are fresh. Had it came from China, oh boy, I wouldn't even take a second look.
I had craving for kinilaw so I tried a couple of steak/package and it was a hit! My son and daughter liked it! My Pinay friends enjoyed it too! The only lacking spice was the siling labuyo. A Thai chili will do as well but we did not have it so I used the Serrano pepper instead which was not bad. Next time, I will make sure we have siling labuyo from an Asian store to make a perfect kinilaw.
I used lime, lemon, Serrano pepper, (not pictured), ginger, red onions and salt. I put a little salt in the fish, a tablespoon of vinegar and toss them lightly then give it a light squeeze. Put the fish aside. Then combine the rest of the ingredients and salt according to taste. It really depend upon how you make your own kinilaw. And you may also add cucumber and other stuff if you wish.
I hope this post helps those who miss Kinilaw back home. Trust me, it's really good!
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