Suwan Suwan on Ramadan and special days

Halal Home-Cooked Muslim Filipino Dishes
With Maria Fhebie Ortil

My father who is a Tausug from Lupah Sug or from Sulu narrated to me how happy he was that during the time of Ramadan back in his hometown in every Sahur between 2:00 am and 3:00 am his elder Sister never missed to cook Suwan Suwan for 30 days during the fasting month of Ramadan.

However, nowadays many prepare Suwan Suwan during ordinary days especially when there are visitors around.

Hence, Suwan Suwan is a mainstay dish for the entire Tausug family. Here in my Series of the Best of Halal Home Cooked

Muslim Filipino Dishes featured on the Cooking Recipe compiled by Abdulaziz H. Hamsain, I am featuring here the easy to do or easy to cook Suwan Suwan.

Actually reading from a procedure below it is quite simple and almost self-explanatory that any housewife or anyone who stays at home in this time of Pandemic can easily cook this Suwan Suwan and ready to serve during any meal of the day.

                 Suwan Suwan

SUWAN SUWAN as featured by Abdulaziz H. Hamsain. 
                   Suwan Suwan (Serves 3-4)


-1 large lapu-lapu fish
-1 cup coconut milk
-1 small can green peas
-1-2 cloves garlic chopped
-1 whole onion chopped
-1 inch ginger chopped
-1 whole green pepper chopped into a long rectangular shape
-Salt (depending on taste)
-1 pinch black pepper
-4 tbsp ketchup
-1 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Fry lapu-lapu fish until golden brown remove then set aside.
  2. Sauté the garlic, onion, ginger, and black pepper.
  3. Then add the coconut milk.
  4. Then add green peas and green pepper.
  5. Add ketchup and soy sauce until the sauce becomes creamy.
  6. Add salt according to your taste.
  7. Add the cooked lapu-lapu fish.

*Best served during any meal of the day.

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