Thursday, June 7, 2007

Stir Fried Fish Slice

I hate cooking fish because my family is really fussy with the texture of the fish and the way the fish is cooked. My son only wants Cod. That's why I have only feature Cod in my recipes. Recently, I used Snapper as Fish and Chips. He didn't eat much of that. One word - Troublesome!

My husband is not keen on Steamed Fish unless it's really fresh. Oh, then I would have to fish it myself. He doesn't like fry fried - too hard. Also one word - Troublesome!

Using stir-fried method is just nice but since I can't stir-fried Cod, I'm used Snakehead instead. Yah, my little Majesty ate very little of this. I can't please everyone at home. I'm not Iron Chef, you know. I'm just a Wokking Mum!

By the way, my husband loves this! *wink*


  • 250g Fish slices (I used Snakehead because the fishmonger can slice it for me and I don't have to over buy)
  • 10 Sweet Peas, tips removed
  • 1/2 handful Wolfberries, soaked to soften and drained
  • 1/2 tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cornflour
  • Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger Juice
  • 3 tablespoon Broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon Apple Cider or White Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Cornflour Mixture (thickener)
How to do it:
  1. Mix fish with cornflour and egg white.
  2. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat 200ml oil in a pot.
  4. Deep fry fish quickly; about 15 seconds.
  5. Repeat for sweet peas.
  6. Drained.
  7. Heat wok with 1 teaspoon oil, stir fried garlic till fragrant.
  8. Pour in the sauce except for cornflour mixture.
  9. Bring to boil.
  10. Add in fish, sweet peas and wolfberries
  11. Stir fry for a minute.
  12. Add salt to taste.
  13. Gradually add in cornflour mixture to thicken the sauce.
  14. Dish and serve.

  • Mixing the fish with cornflour and egg white make the fish 'smoother' in texure.
  • I didn't add egg yolk because I don't want the fish to turn out yellow and it will affect the texture too. If you have no use of it and don't want to waste it, use it. I used mine in Chilli Soft Shell Clams.


  1. I also cooked this with almost same ingredients - fish, wolfberries and green veg...but mine was in a soup! I also like it :D

  2. Seems like cooking for a family with diverse taste is difficult hor? Tackling twins is easy but not mil. Sigh...

  3. Tigerfish,
    Oh! I will go have a look! :D

    Yah lor! That's why sometimes I can stay in the kitchen for hours coming different dishes for different pple! MIL ah? Err ... If mine move in with us, I'm going to pass my kitchen to her. I already told my husband. I know how she is like. Maybe then the family will learn to appreciate and miss my cooking. LOL

    I known 枸杞子 as wolfberries since my teenage years. Dont know why they are call wolfberries too. Maybe the wolf likes this berry looking fruit too? :p Really got no idea :s

  4. Hi,

    I like the way you present your meals, esp for the kids. You must hv alot of sushi rice moulds ?

    May I ask you how do u achieve the flower cut out in seaweed in one of the dish? Did you hv a device for this ? If so where can I buy it ?

    Sorry to bother you. Many thanks in advance.

    sherlyn (

  5. Poor mommy,
    Tough pleasing everyone huh?

    THis look yummy and healthy! Would like to try it soon :)

  6. Sherlyn,
    No lah, I actually have only a few rice moulds - a rabbit, a dog, a bear and 2 kids head. All already featured. :) The rest do are done by hand.

    The flower is actually punched out using craft punch. You can get it from Popular Bookshop.

    This is no bother! ;) Hope it helps you have fun wokking! ;)

  7. LZmommy,
    You can say that again! But it's good in the sense that I will learn more and to cook fast! Haha..

    I like this because the cooking method makes the fish very 滑.

  8. I cannot visit yr site because my keyboard kena all my saliva watching the food on yr site, susah explain to my dh why keyboard all wet :):)-

    Good cook u are !

  9. This dish really made me hungry at this late hour!! Will try cos my husband also quite fussy about fish!!

  10. I just found your blog and it's great! I hope I can learn how to make some of these things for my husband, he hates all the food I make!!

  11. kayatan,
    LOL then must buy water-proof sheets to protect your keyboard liao. ;) thanks for the compliments!

    Oh! Then hope your husband will like this!

    I dont think he hates your cooking! Every man appreciates his wife's cooking. ;)

  12. what is snakehead fish?

  13. Anon, Snakehead fish is also called Ikan Toman.

  14. Heya! Thanks for sharing. I love this dish especially the texture of the fish. As the Chinese cooking wine was too strong for me and I didn't have ginger juice, I tweaked the sauce a little. It turned out wonderfully for me too.

    2 tsp of grated ginger
    1 tbsp of soy sauce
    2 tbsp of chicken broth
    2 tbsp of apple cider
    A little cornstarch mix