Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fried Black Pomfret (Bawal Hitam) In Soy Sauce

What's with black pompret/bawal hitam in my house? Mostly, like directly or indirectly insisted by my other half-half. Why? His favorite amongst the rest of the catch. What about me? I just go with the fish flow because? We women. We are always putting our husbands and our family members in front of us even when food is a concern? We accommodate, or shall I say, as the years passes by, we just tolerate? Think about it, while I move on the recipe. Recipe. Not a winding road cooking show. The start is frying black pompret, thereafter make the sauce and tip over fish (Fried Fish in Soy Sauce & Spicy Grilled Black Pompret).

For Fish
1 whole black pomfret (abt 400g) de-gut, leave the head on and make two or three incisions  on both sides.
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 tsp rice flour
1 tsp corn flour
Salt to taste
**Mix/lather fish with all these ingredients

For Sauce
2 red chillies & 1 green chilli - slice into long thin stripes
1 inch ginger - slice into thin stripes
5 pips garlic - slice thinly
1 medium size (abt 100g) red onion - slice thinly
1 bunch coriander leaves - slice
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
Oil as needed
Salt (if needed)

Heat enough oil and when heated, deep fry fish, remove and place on a tray/plate.
Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the same wok/pan.
Saute chillies, ginger, onion and garlic.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
(Note: pour some water for more sauce).
Quickly stir and tip over fried fish.


  1. hi nava...just cooked, hot from the fire -black pomfret in soy sauce with hot rice...delicious lip smacking..thanks for sharing your ingredients on this
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  2. thanks Maznah, will surely do that.

  3. Look nice and sound simple...maybe i should try it...

  4. When can you cook for me??? I love your blog..I wish I could come and read more often.

  5. I am not sure if the silver pomfret taste different from black. When ever I go for fish shopping I pick the silver one.

  6. Everyone loves pomfret and I think there is no better way to enjoy it than fried and with a laddling of soy sauce.

  7. I love eating pomfrets, as Asian, we keep it simple and steam it with soy sauce, ginger and scallions.

  8. the food look delicious and yummy.....

  9. Hi everyone,

    Appreciate all your comments and thank you.

  10. Hi, Thanks for dropping by my blog.It's been a while I never had black promfret.It's time to get!


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