At the heart of the Christmas celebration is the noche buena feast that follows after the last Simbang Gabi and a dinner table filled with a thousand of different dishes, mostly heirloom family recipes, adds an extra allure to the fun filled atmosphere of the occasion Everyone looks forward to this time of the year when we can splurge on a leg of ham, or a jamon de bola if budgets are tight. Lechon makes an appearance in bigger families, since it is considered de rigueur for parties. Other staples include paella or arroz valenciana, morcon, embutido, chicken galantina, macaroni and fruit salads, quezo de bola, bibingka and puto bumbong, leche flan, haleyang ube, and freshly roasted chestnuts, not to mention the endless flow of beer and liquor.


This once-a-year feast is rich and hearty. It isn’t surprising that older folks keep tabs of what they eat, or else they might find themselves feeling unwell. Nothing kills a party atmosphere like a medical emergency.


Fisher Farms Inc., a world-class aquaculture food processor and largest supplier of farm-raised seafood in the Philippines, introduces its Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus as an alternative to the rich and hearty dishes often served during the noche buena.


Fisher Farms has tapped renowned celebrity Chef Reggie Aspiras to concoct this special holiday treat. It comes in three sizes to suit your needs: 800-grams, 1.1 kilos, and 1.3 kilos. Unlike the traditional rellenong bangus, this is baked and not fried, which cuts down considerably on its fat content, without sacrificing flavor.


The whole bangus is stuffed with a savory filling of fish, sweet potato, bangus belly and shrimp. This makes a healthy alternative to lechon or baked ham. It’s rich, savory and flavorful but with less the indulgence of its meatier kin. In fact, you can indulge on Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus without the guilt. Indeed, share the feast, not the fat.


Fisher Farms grows its milkfish in the pristine seawaters of Pangasinan in fish cages for a sweeter, more flavorful, firmer and cleaner fish. Only high-protein feeds are given to farmed fish to produce high-quality fish meat. Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus is available in leading supermarkets in Metro Manila and around the country.