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Three Tastes Steamed Fish



Are you curious by the name of this dish?  It's literally translated from Cantonese 'Sam Mei Yu', with the incorporation of three tastes which are sourish, sweetish and spicy, all these three words beginning with the letter 'S'!  What a coincidence.  I had this dish not too long ago in one of the restaurants and I'm trying to replicate it here.


Recipe for Three Tastes Steamed Fish

Ingredients
300 gm fish tail  (I used Siakap)
2 lemon grass -sliced
1 onion - sliced
2 pcs kaffir leaves - sliced
1 tomato cut into wedges
3 chilli padi/bird eye chillies
2 tsp sugar or to taste
1/2 cup assam juice from 8 seeds of assam
1 tsp fish sauce or to taste

Method
Make 2 cuts on both sides of the fish, season with seasalt.  Place on a plate with the tomatoes.
Cook the assam juice with the lemon grass and sliced bird eye chillies.
Add in sugar, fish sauce, fine tune to taste, add in the kaffir leaves.
Steam fish under rapidly boiling water for 8 to 10 mins.  Reduce  heat.
Pour the assam sauce over the fish.  Garnish with the sliced onions.
Serve immediately with hot rice.





Comments

  1. H Cheah , the dish looks so yummy and delicious , love all the ingredients , thanks for sharing :)

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  2. So fresh and delicious! I love the flavours, Cheah.

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  3. Cheah, I love simple dish like this steamed fish. Healthy and delicious!

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  4. Hi Cheah, what a simple, healthy way of steaming fish? Would prefer this than the one with soy sauce and 'hot' oil. Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I too like the one with soy sauce and hot oil, also appetising.

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  5. I can imagine how tasty this must be, I know I am going to like this very much:D

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    1. Yes, you'll need more rice to mop up the gravy!

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  6. Hi there, does assam juice refer to tamarind?

    Thank you .

    Sing

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    1. Thank you! I love your recipes:) They are amazing!!!!!

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