Kinilaw ni LJ Recipe

Try this Kagay-anon dish by ka-Kitchenomics LJ Flores!

Preparation Time

25 min.

Serving Size



Our ka-Kitchenomics LJ Flores shares with us her recipe for a staple dish in Cagayan de Oro - Kinilaw. You’ll want to try the fresh and balanced flavors this seafood dish is known for!




  • Appetizer
  • Seafood


  • 1 kg tuna, sushi grade
  • 1 bottle DEL MONTE Red Cane Vinegar
  • 1 can clear soda
  • 2 pcs tabon-tabon
  • 1/3 cup ginger
  • 1 1/2 cup onion, red
  • 3 3/4 cups cucumber
  • 5 pcs siling labuyo
  • 4 pcs suha (Mindanao)
  • 1/4 cup clear soda
  • 1 tsp salt


1. Wash the fish with 1 cup DEL MONTE Red Cane Vinegar. Allow the fish to sit in the vinegar for 30 seconds to remove the fishy smell then drain. Discard the vinegar. Next, rinse the fish with clear soda. Drain and discard the soda. 
2. In another bowl, mix the tabon-tabon to 1 cup DEL MONTE Red Cane Vinegar then let it sit for about 3 - 5 minutes until the vinegar become milky. Strain the milky vinegar and discard the tabon-tabon bits. Add the vinegar to the tuna. 
3. Add the ginger, red onions, cucumber, and siling labuyo to the fish then mix. Add the sliced suha. 
4. Add clear soda and season with salt. Adjust the sauce by adding soda, tabon-tabon or more suha according to your taste. 

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Chopping
  • Mixing
  • Slicing

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Chopping Board
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Strainer
  • Measuring Cups
  • Rubber Spatula