Braised Taucu fish (Fermented Yellow Soybeans)

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Ready : 25  mins [Prep : 10 mins † Cooking : 15 mins]
Serve : 4 with other dishes
Generic : DeepFry/Braise
Level : Easy
Idle : None Printable Recipe.

Distinctive And Delicious Appetizing Savory Fish Dish

Braised Taucu Fish (Fermented Yellow Soybeans) is another great way to flavor your plain old bland tasting Fish. If U like strong flavors thick sauce, this dish is for you because the Taucu bean-paste (fermented yellow soybeans) makes a distinctive and delicious savory sauce. U can really use any kind of fish but fish with a tougher(rougher) meat texture is preferred, simply because of the braising process. Here’s The Viand’s version of “Braised Taucu fish (Fermented Yellow Soybeans)”




  • One medium size Threadfin – cut into chunks for easy handling (U can keep it whole).

    Scallion, Ginger, Onion, Parsley and Red Chili. Red Carrot – not in the pict.


  • All important Taucu Paste (actually, the full bean ones are more suitable). Sliced the Gingers, Chilis, Red Carrot (more for coloring) and Onion. Cut the Scallion and Parsley to abt 2-inches long. Finely chopped Garlic.

    Marinate the Fish with Salt, coarsely grounded Black Pepper and a little CornFlour for at least a couple of hrs.


  • Sugar, Salt, White Pepper, Oyster sauce, a dash of Sesame oil and Shaoxing wine. All to taste. Add little Cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce if U like. *** Note : Just dash of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice/sauce – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!



  • Step 1 : Start by deep-frying the Fish till Golden-brown. Set aside to drain off excess oil. U can do this advance.

  • Step 2 : Saute the Ginger, Garlic, Onion, Red Carrot and Taucu till aromatic.

  • Step 3 : Add water (this will be ur sauce), bring to boil for a minute or two – just to get everything blends in and soften a little. Gently place the Fish into the sauce, don’t stir too much (but mix well) else the Fish will break. Turn heat to low and simmer a while – abt a min or two to thicken the sauce (U can add little Cornstarch mixture to help thicken the sauce). Add all the Seasoning Ingredient. Add the Chillies, Parsley and Scallion. Simmer awhile. Viola, ur plate of delicious “Braised Taucu fish (Fermented Yellow Soybeans)” is ready to be served hot.

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