Kinilaw na Isda

Kinilaw na Isda Recipe

Kinilaw na Isda (Raw Fish Salad) it's a Davao version of kinilaw it's plain bariles or large tuna fillet which uses a minimum of vinegar to maintains its raw red color. There are other varieties of kinilaw and hopefully I could add them on my blog.


  • 1 kilo tuna fish
  • 1 cup  onions, sliced
  • 1 thumb-sized  ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 radish, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 2- 4 small hot chilis
  • 1- 2 tsp.  salt
  • ½ cup  vinegar
  • ½ cup  calamansi juice


  1. Wash the tuna fish and slice into bite-sized pieces then drain.
  2. Add ½ cup vinegar rinse gently the fish pieces into vinegar.  Then squeeze vinegar out.
  3. Then mix the ingredients onion, ginger, radish and cucumber together with the tuna.
  4. Add the chilis depend on how "hot" your kinilaw will be then add the kalamansi juice and salt.
  5. Then it's ready to serve.