The 1st time I tried this spicy, sweet & sour fish was at a Zhi-char (煮炒) stall near my home. Zhi-char stall is a modest stall that’s found in coffeeshops where Chinese home-style dishes are cooked to your order. After that, I knew I had to try making this at home. And I did it, with just one attempt! Hooray! Hubby was full of praise; what more do I need… Now, I’m gonna show you how you can cook this too, in under S$10 & you don’t need to be a pro to do this.
Insert toothpick into fish. Fish is cooked if toothpick pierces through easily.
Dish out your fish & place the serving plate on a warmer to retain its temperature.
Since it was my 1st attempt, I bought some cheap chilli paste to experiment with in case I don’t succeed :) Thai Heritage Sweet Chilli Sauce (S$1+), Holly Farms Sambal Tom Yam (S$3+). If you can’t find these brands, you can use any brand of sauces that is a little spicy & sweet + tom yam paste.
- 12 May 2011