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Pan Fried Fish Fillet (Hong Kong Style)

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The fish fillet is pan fried perfectly and the sauce is just balanced. It is suitable for kids and seniors, and meat lovers of course, excellent with hot steamed rice.

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This is one of my favourite homey dishes often cooked by my mother. I always feel that she’s the best in cooking it.

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Pan Fried Fish Fillet (Hong Kong Style) Recipe

(Printable recipe)

Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep time:
Cook time:
Yield: 3 to 4 serves

Pan Fried Fish Fillet

  • 1 piece fish fillet (mackerel or other white fish)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • ½ tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • cornflour/corn starch, for coating fish fillet
  • 1 tsp shallot, minced
  • 2 to 3 slices ginger, shredded
  • 1 stalk spring onion, diced or shredded
  • 1½ tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp water
  • sesame oil,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp water

Method :
  1. Rinse fish and wipe dry with kitchen papers. Season with salt, pepper and wine. Let sit for 10 minutes. Lightly coat with cornflour. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Pan fry the fish over medium-high heat until both sides are golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan, cover to keep warm.
  3. Add some more oil in the pan. Saute shallot, ginger and white spring onion dices. Pour in the sauce. Bring it to boil. Add thickening and cook to preferred consistency. Pour the sauce over the fish. Garnish with spring onion. Serve immediately.

  • You might use any favourite white fish fillets.


  1. your mum is a really good cook, just like you. the dish presentation looks really elegant.

  2. Somehow our moms and aunts are so brilliant at simply cooked dishes. My aunt does the most delicious yet simplest fried fish dish - just fried golden brown served with a smattering of crispy slivers of ginger, a light sprinkling of the oil it was cooked in and a dash of soy sauce. So moist and tasty! And I can't never replicate it! :D

  3. This is simple and yet brings out the freshness of the fish....I like my salmon cooked this way too...yummy! Your mom must be a good cook :)

  4. Perfect! One of my favourite fish!

  5. This looks delicious, my mom too cook fish like this. As for me, I am too lazy to make the sauce, just fry and eat with soya sauce:D

  6. My mum never made me much pan fried fish like this (we almost always had steamed!) until she discovered that I like pan fried salmon :D This sauce looks so tasty!

  7. Simple to cook and looks delicious. I will try soon. Thanks for sharing.

  8. *Slaps high-five at Christine* This is also my favorite dish; and I just love FISH so much!!:D
    This is just so lovely, and appetizing...I want pan fried fish now!;)

  9. Very fresh and delicious! Love the sauce a lot.

  10. I tried this - very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I enjoy this kind of homey dish too! Perfect with steamed rice.