Chinese Cooking : Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet

One of the more popular Chinese dishes are their Sweet & Sour dishes. The sauce compliments well with chicken, pork or even fish. There are many variety type of Sweet & Sour sauces out there. Today, I choose a very simple sauce that goes well with Fish Fillets.


  • 300gm fish fillet (cod fish, snapper, talapia or basa fish)
  • 1 small yellow onion – cut into medium size pieces
  • 2 sprig of scallion
  • 2 tomatoes – cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oilimg_3650


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine (Shiao shing wine)


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup corn starch


  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon water


  1. In a bowl, add in all the marinate ingredients and mix well
  2. Add in the fish fillets. Mix until well coated. Set aside into the fridge for at least 2 hours
  3. For the batter, in a bowl, mix all the ingredients until well blended
  4. Add into the batter the marinated fish fillet. Stir till well coated
  5. Heat up oil for frying. Fry the fish fillet until golden brown. Set asideimg_3651
  6. Make the corn starch slurry by mixing the corn starch with the water. Set aside
  7. In the wok, heat up the olive oil. Stir fry the onion until fragrant
  8. Add the tomatoes and stir fry for 1 minute
  9. Add in the sauce mixture and bring to boil. Lower the heat to low
  10. Add in the corn starch slurry that you have prepare in step 6 and saute for 10 seconds
  11. Add in the fish fillet and the scallions. Toss it around to evenly coat the fish fillet
  12. Remove from heat and serve hot


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