Steamed Fish Head


1/2 a fish head (garoupa or red snapper)

Marinade (A)
Adequate salt and pepper
A little sugar

2 bird’s eye chillies, chopped
1/2 a tomato, thinly sliced
2 slices soft beancurd
15g salted cabbage green stems (harm choy), shredded
1 piece pickled sour plum (sheen mui), seeded and chopped
4 slices ginger

Sauce (C)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp fish sauce
Dash of pepper
1/4 tsp chicken seasoning powder
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp Shao Hsing Hua Tiau wine

Some chopped spring onion and fresh red chilli
1 tbsp fried garlic oil
Some fried garlic crisps


Clean the fish head. Lightly season with marinade (A) and set aside.

Arrange ingredients (B) on the base of a heatproof dish. Place fish head over the ingredients and steam for 15 minutes.

Pour away excess water.

Combine sauce (C) in a small nonstick saucepan and cook to a low simmering boil, then pour hot sauce over the fish. Finally, garnish the fish before serving.

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