Kinilaw na Tuna Recipe

Always wanted to make kinilaw? Try this recipe.

Kinilaw is a dish that is basically raw relying on the acid in the dressing to slightly ‘cook’ the fish or seafood. It is usually a pulutan or appetizer taken with drinks but can also be served as a main dish.

Kinilaw na Tuna Recipe

Gabriel Prats
Always wanted to make kinilaw? Try this recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


Kinilaw na Tuna Ingredients

  • 500 Grams Tuna use yellowfin tuna, (sashimi-grade), cut into ½-inch cubes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2/3 Cup spiced vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Calamansi Juice
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 2 teaspons julienned ginger
  • 1/2 Cup sliced white onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 Cup sliced red onions (thinly sliced)
  • 4 pieces bird’s eye chili (siling labuyo)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finger chilies (siling pangsigang)
  • 3 tablespoons crushed pork crackling (chicharon)


  • Place cubed tuna in a stainless steel bowl and season with some salt and pepper. Let stand for a few minutes.
  • Add vinegar, calamansi juice, garlic, ginger, white and red onions, and peppers. Mix well.
  • Transfer mixture to a serving dish and top generously with chicharon. Serve immediately.
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