Sarciado - Sarciadong Isda

Fish in Sauteed Tomato with Eggs

Sarciadong Isda is a pretty simple dish to make.

It is basically fried fish in a sauteed tomato, and topped with beaten egg.

Fish is first fried before adding on a sauteed garlic, onion and tomato.

The last ingredient to go in is the beaten egg, and remember:do not stir!

It is important not to stir the egg once poured so it doesn't break down and appear unappetizing.

An option to use is fish fillets instead of bone-in fish slices.

Just dredge the fillet in all-purpose flour, shake off the excess flour and brown for just couple minutes on both sides in a hot pan with little oil.

Try not to overcook as they will either fall apart or get tough and dry.


  • Whole Fish
  • Green Onion(optional)


  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Eggs
  • Fish Sauce (Patis)
  • Ground Pepper


  • Whole Fish, cut in serving pieces, and fried
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium Eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce (Patis)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 stalks Green Onions, sliced (optional)

1  Saute the garlic and onion.

2 Add the tomatoes and cook until totally wilted, add some water if it dries out before the tomatoes get mushy.

3 Season with fish sauce and pepper, add more water and bring to a boil.

4 Nestle the fried fish in, then add the beaten eggs -- do not stir.

5 Let the eggs cook thoroughly, about 3 minutes, then the dish is ready to serve.

6 Garnish with green onion and serve with rice.


  • When choosing fish, try to get the kind that doesn't have a lot of fish bones - it's quite hard to pick bones with all the tomatoes, onions and egg on the sauce.
  • After adding the egg, add some water if the sauce runs dry. The egg could absorb all the liquid and dry out the sauce.

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