Red Fish Tola Recipe

A healthy soup made more comforting with tomato sauce.


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Preparation Time

10 mins.

Cooking Time

27 mins.

Serving Size



  • 3 cups rice washing or water
  • 2 stalks tanglad, pounded then tied
  • 2 pcs siling haba
  • 2 Tbsp sibuyas Tagalog/shallots, sliced
  • salt, to taste
  • 600 g maya-maya, sliced, head included
  • 1/3 cup leeks, sliced


1. Combine all ingredients except leeks and fish. Season with salt to taste. 
2. Allow to boil, then turn down to simmer while covered over low heat, for 8 minutes. 
3. Add fish. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add leeks. Serve. 

Lusog Notes

This dish contains iron, which is needed to make red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body. it also contains niacin that promotes normal digestion and healthy skin.

Chef's Tip

Rice washing helps to slightly thicken the soup.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Slicing
  • Boiling
  • Simmering

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Tongs
  • Chopping Board
  • Pot
  • Knife
  • Rubber Spatula

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