Teochew Steamed Fish

Teochew Steamed Pomfret Fish

Recipe by 831c2bbed306d52121e560ed50646ca5?s=30&r=gTrish yee
You can find steamed pomfret fish in any Teochew porridge places. It is a almost like a soul dish of Teochew cuisine. The fish is dressed in seasoning sauce that is packed with distinct flavours coming from the salted mustard and plums. My favourite pairing will be with a hot pipping bowl of porridge!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 people
Calories 124 kcal


  • Steamer
  • Pot
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife


  • 1 pc Silver Pomfret
  • 1 tsp Hua Diao
  • 2 cm Ginger sliced
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil

Teochew Steam Fish Sauce

  • 2 qty Salted Plums
  • 5-6 pcs Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Salted Mustard Greens
  • 3 cm Ginger sliced
  • 200 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Hua Diao
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil


  • 1 stalk Coriander
  • 1 stalk Spring Onion
  • 1 qty Red Chilli


  • Prepare the fish by cleaning the guts and removing any entrails. Make a few slits on the fish each side. Pat dry.
  • Marinate the fish with sesame oil, ginger juice and slices, hua tiao, soy sauce for 10 mins.
  • Prepare the steamer.
  • On the other side, prepare the Teochew seasoning sauce. Put all the ingredients in a small pot and bring to boil.
  • Leave aside to use.
  • Steam the fish for 8 mins over boliing water. Remove the excess water that comes out from the fish during steaming process.
  • Pour the Teowchew seasoning sauce over the fish and steam for another 2 mins.
  • Garnish with green onions, coriander and chillies. Serve hot!


  • Optional: You can also add some chopped silken tofu or dehydrated shiitake mushroom to steam with the fish 


Calories: 124kcal
Keyword healthy, seafood, steamed, teochew
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