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Braised Fish Fillet with Black Beans 豆豉焖鱼

This is quite a common dish in households and my mum used to whip this up whenever we had plain white porridge for lunch.   I'm not so keen on the fish, but will make a beeline for the  beancurd sticks and puffs instead!

Recipe for Braised Fish Fillet with Black Beans   豆豉焖鱼


  • 2 pieces of fish fillet about 125 gm each, seasoned with some salt
  • 6 beancurd puffs cut into half
  • 50 gm beancurd sticks, soaked and cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 4 pips of garlic, chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp black bean 
  • 1 tsp sugar or to taste
  • 1 tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water to thicken
  • 2.1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 Tbsp oil for frying


  1. Heat up some oil in a wok, fry the chopped garlic and ginger till fragrant, toss in the black beans, stir-fry.
  2. Add in water, let it simmer, add in the beancurd sticks and puffs, continue to simmer.
  3. Add in the fish fillet, simmer till cooked.   Fine tune to taste and add in the cornflour thickening.
  4. Dish out and serve.
  5. Sprinkle on some chilli slices and spring onions if desired.


  1. These are the kind of food I really love seeing on my makan table :D

    1. You're early Sharon.... Yes, a homey dish!

  2. Oh yes, I know this is delicious as occasionally I cook this (used boneless fish fillet ) to go with porridge. Yummy!

    1. I see. Cooking this with fish fillet is also delicious.

  3. A homey and very appetizing dish, Cheah.

  4. Like this savoury steamed fish with extra rice :))

  5. Such a homey dish! Much that I love black bean in my dishes unfortunately my hb doesn't like it.... but I will bookmark this so whenever he go outstation I will cook this to enjoy myself....have a wonderful weekend Cheah!!

    1. Yes, you can have it all to yourself, then. You enjoy your weekend too!

  6. Hi Cheah,
    This is my kind of dish. My kids live this too.


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