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Paksiw na Isda

Last week I received the award for drama queen, was feeling really sad, alone, tired, and didn’t want to talk to anyone. My poor husband was left guessing what was wrong, he would find me crying along with our baby.

Really missed my siblings, mom, and friends back home. I miss being in the office and earning but my heart breaks at the thought of leaving my kids with a nanny while I go back to work.

V saw me crying myself to sleep and my husband suggested that he accompany V till the bus came so I can get more sleep. They both kiss us bye and V whispered “Don’t be sad na Mama. Let’s eat fish later okay.”

He greeted me at the bus stop with a kiss “I’m home mama. You’re happy now?” 

We talked about school and what kept me busy that morning. V showered me with hugs & kisses. Re-assured me that everything will be ok.

We shared our favorite fish dish – Paksiw na Isda. Eating using our hands we enjoyed each bite with steamed rice.

That’s all I needed. Yes I was happy.

Paksiw na Tilapia

Paksiw na Tilapia

2 pieces large Tilapia, cleaned and scales remove
1/2 cup Vinegar
thumb-size Ginger, sliced
1 medium Onion, quartered
5 cloves Garlic, crushed and skin removed
3 Eggplant, sliced
5 Okra
2 tbsp Fish Sauce
1 tbsp Oil
1/4 cup Water
Salt & Pepper to taste


Arrange fish in pan. Add vinegar, fish sauce, oil and water.
Top with Ginger, Garlic, Onion, Eggplant, and Okra.

Bring to boil and simmer over low heat until fish is cooked.

Eat using your hands and enjoy with steamed rice.

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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


  1. awww… dont be sad.. im sure its just a phase! lots of hugs to u darling!!! im here if u just wanna talk..V is the sweetest!!! Ur blessed 🙂

  2. elainegan says

    mummy cuddles to you! I too have the same emotions on days when I miss family and working life. But the thought of leaving bub at nursery etc held me back, again! We should meet up once a while to chat if you like 🙂

    Btw, V is always so sweet and thoughtful. Good job on raising him well!

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