Growing up, isdang paksiw (fish in vinegar and ginger) has always been a regular fare in our family’s breakfast table. So, when Blogie, Brendel and I went to CAN-TEEN to have dinner last night, I wasn’t exactly thrilled in sampling their house specialty — the paksiw na buntot ng tuna (tuna tail in vinegar and ginger).

But boy, was I in for a delectable surprise!

Their paksiw na buntot ng tuna is like no other. The sauce alone was flavorful with just the right tinge of vinegar and ginger but I guess what made their paksiw extra special was the fact that they fried the tuna tail to add a hint of crispiness to it.

CAN-TEEN’s paksiw na buntot ng tuna is a fresh approach to one of the Philippines’ most famous dishes and is definitely a “must-try.”

Visit them at the Pryce Business Park in J.P Laurel Avenue, Davao City.