Chinese fish dishes
Chinese fish dishes in Yangshuo, where to eat and how to prepare. Yangshuo has it's own specific fish dishes. The fish used is primarily fresh water fish. The Li River and the Yulong River are the principle areas for fishing. When you go to the local markets you will find plenty of fish in all shapes and sizes.
Yangshuo is located at the Li Jiang river and the Yu Long river. Therefore Yangshuo has quite a few fishermen living off river fish in town. Some of them use cormorants for fishing, others use nets and small boats. Thus there are plenty of fresh fish at the Yangshuo market available.
Beerfish is one of the unique Chinese fish dishes only to be found in Yangshuo. There are several good Chinese restaurants in Yangshuo serving beerfish, particularly at Die Cui Road (where the old market used to be) but the best beerfish you still find in Cloud 9. The 7th Heaven Cafe & Hostel also serves a surprisingly good beerfish. But how to make it?Ingredients
Steamed fish is another of my favorite Chinese fish dishes. If you ask me, I would prefer steamed sea fish over streamed fresh water fish.
Fresh water fish sometimes smell a bit, especially if it is coming from fish farms where the water is not continuously flowing. Steamed fish is also an essential part of the Chinese wedding dinners. Here's how you can prepare steamed fish yourself and explore another great example of the magnificent Chinese fish dishes. This recipe is based on a working with a whole fish rather then using fish fillet. It's how you will get steamed fish in Yangshuo served.Ingredients
Sweet & Sour Fish
Of all Chinese fish dishes, sweet & sour is popular, quite easy to make and always good, either with fish, pork or chicken. Like when you order steamed fish, sweet & sour fish is seldom served as fillet but as a whole fish. However, this recipe shows how you can cook with fish fillet.
1 pound fish fillets, such as cod, haddock, or sea bass.
Rinse the fish fillets and pat dry. Cut into 2-inch squares. Add the fish to the marinade ingredients, using your fingers to mix in the ingredients and adding the cornstarch last. Marinate the fish for 15 minutes.
While the fish is marinating, prepare the sauce and vegetables. In a small bowl, mix together the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, tomato paste, vinegar and sugar. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water.
Blanch the snow peas in boiling water until they turn bright green. Plunge briefly in cold water. Drain thoroughly. Cut the bell pepper in half, remove the seeds and cut into cubes.
Heat the oil to between 360 and 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the marinated fish cubes. Deep-fry until they are golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Remove all but 2 tablespoons oil from the wok. Add the ginger and green onion and stir-fry until aromatic (about 30 seconds). Add the snow peas. Stir fry for a minute and add the red bell peppers.
Push the vegetables up to the sides of the wok and add the sauce in the middle. Bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch and water mixture, stirring to thicken. Serve the fish on a platter, covered with the sweet and sour sauce and vegetables.
New! CommentsHave your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.
There is not one restaurant in Yangshuo that matches Cloud 9. Not only the food is superior to other restaurants, the atmosphere is also very special.
It is in Cloud 9 where you start learning how good the Chinese cuisine really is.
Cooking Class in Yangshuo
Learn to cook the Chinese way. Linda Liang has set up two kitchens on the roof of her Cloud 9 restaurant. All the dishes on the menu of Cloud 9 are on the list of the cooking class.
Learn to cook like the masters, learn to cook like Linda does.