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Monday, April 26, 2010

Fish in Soya Sauce



Although i am happy that i get to see my siblings, relatives especially cousins who i seldom see when i was staying in Malaysia, and friends but it is so sad to see my mom, who is 84 and not well.  She is in the hospital with tubes and drips, all attached to her and i know she is in good care.  My mom has gone through alot bringing up 7 children and  she has never requested or demanded anything from her children.  Even now, in this situation, she will try to visit the restroom without asking for help.  When we were young, mom had to feed us with limited resources and frying fish and just sprinkling on soya sauce was the staple. 

Ingredients:

Fish - cleaned and rub with salt
Oil for shallow frying
Soya sauce

Method:

Heat wok/skillet (if it is teflon coated - do not heat), add oil and when oil is shimmering, slowly lower fish into oil.  Fry until brown before flipping over to brown the other side.  If fish should resist to dislodge, sprinkle a little salt oil into the oil and this will help.  Fish getting stuck is due to putting in the fry before the oil is hot enough. Use medium heat to fry fish if the fish is big and thick.

When fish is browned on both sides, remove to serving plate and sprinkle a tablespoon or two of soya sauce.

Serve warm or room temperature with white rice.



Serves

39 comments:

Ube said...

I totally relate to your feelings regarding your Mom. Please bear in mind life must go on and move towards the brighter side. I wish the best for You and your Mom. Soy sauce is one of my favorite dipping sauce for fried fish with lemon or lime juice or the one back home in the Philippines the Kalamansi or Kalamondin which are now readily available at selected Asian stores here.

ICook4Fun said...

Lily, I hope your mom will be well soon. It is always nice to be back home seeing our love ones.

My Little Chateau said...

Hi Lily, sorry to hear about your mom hope she'll get better soon and I'll keep her in my prayer. But it is good to see you back and posting again. Sure miss you for these few weeks. Welcome back and thank you for sharing. Gia.

Pete said...

Hi Lily, hope your mom condition improves soon.
The good old days of fish frying without teflon wok....but it seems to taste better in those days!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,
Hope your mom will get well soon. Childhood dishes are the best even when they are meager.
Diane

Mary said...

Lily, I am so sorry that your Mother is not well. I will keep her and all the members of your family in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings...Mary

Nathan said...

what type of fish did you use in the photo?

Peng said...

Simple way to prepare fish but sometimes simple is good! I am glad you are having a good time connecting with family and I am sorry to hear about your mom. Will be remembering her in my prayers.

Yee Er said...

Lily, hope ur mom will get well soon.

Akau said...

Hi Lily

Sometimes the simple things in life makes us cheerish and remember fondly of the days gone by.

Whether it is 'suk yee', cincalok with sliced shallots and chilli or sambal belacan with limau kasturi, we just tucked in with glee.

tina said...

Oh Lily, I will pray that your mum gets well soon! You take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily ,

Think positive and stay strong.
I hope you find solace in God.


Jess
Note : I've been reading your blog as a silent reader.

Sunflower said...

Hope your mum feels better soon. God blessed. Good to see you back.

Sometime the simplest food brought back the most memorable moments in your heart. I have recently written about food that were memorable to me when I was a kid.

Fried fish with soy is tasty especially fish caught on the day. I remembered we had cheap tiny fish (some people called them fish for the cat!), fried till crispy, eaten with soy and chilli. It's cheap but who cares they're yummy.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I hope your mom will get well soon, God bless her!
This is also the way how my mom use to cook for us when I was a kid, now my kids also like this way too!

Rambler said...

hope your mom gets well soon ...

kitchen flavours said...

Sorry to hear about your mom not being well. Will include her in our prayers for a speedy recovery. My mom used to cook this fried fish for us too. She would then use a little bit of the oil, mix it with some black and white soy sauce, sometimes with a little sliced chillies and we would have it with rice. It actually smells and tastes good! My mom really makes the tastiest food with limited resources too! Mothers are really the best gems in the universe!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear your Mom is unwell. It is always sad to see a family member being unwell. Hope she get well soon.

MONONOKE KITCHEN said...

Marvelleous blog with amazing food!

Tebonin said...

Babe u know I love your blog..But this dish you really need to work on the presentation...

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

My mom did it this way too.
But with some ginger.
Our favourite is the oil and soy below the fish

Anonymous said...

Lily, I wish your mum a speedy recovery.
Melanie

WizzyTheStick said...

I have never had fish this way. So simple but delicious.

MaryMoh said...

Oh...Lily, so sorry to hear your mom's not well. I'm glad that she is in good hands and will recover soon. Love your fish with soya sauce. That's how we ate too when we were young cos we didn't have much. It was very delicious with rice. With 6 children we had to eat lots of rice to stay full.

Tigger mum said...

Lily, hope your mum feels better soon.

Tuty @Scentofspice said...

Lily,
My prayers are with you and your family. Especially for the health of your mom. I hope she's recovered soon.

anna said...

awww..fried sardines with soy sauce is one of my ultimate favorite comfort foods. It brings back memories back home while growing up. It's an easy food to prepare yet very satisfying.
I hope that your mom will get better soon.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to ur blog,but I just wanna wish that your mum will get well soon,it's sad seeing mum in drips n tubes.I have an 80year old mum too and I feel sad when I see that she is getting old.Btw,I used to eat the same type of fish fried the same way.Take care!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,

so sorry to hear that your mom is not well. Best wishes from England, I really enjoy reading your blog.

Food! Food! Food! said...

Lily, I miss your posts and your activity on your blog very much. So sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she will get well soon!

Maaya said...

looks great. i love theses simple recipes i can make ( or anyone else) quickly and all your guests say - wow

Hope your mom will get well soon

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your mum is ill. :(
Wishing you all the very very best.

PutuPiring said...

Keeping you and your mum in our prayers and hope she gets well soon,.Its not like you to be so quiet for so long so I hope all is well and that you're just on vacation
PutuPiring

Uncle Phil said...

Hi Lily,
Today, we celebrate Mother's Day here in OZ. May we wish you and and your Mum " A Happy Mother's Day" Hope you have a nice balek kampung to Malaysia.

The Experimental Cook said...

This is one of the first dish mum taught me how to make when I was 10. Sigh. I miss her.

ShirleySummer said...

Hi .. I am new to yr blog and I am impressed with it and also hope yr mum will get well soon.

J.C. said...

Wish your mom will recover soon, Lily. Thanks for sharing the story of your mom with us.

TianM said...

Aunty Lily, With prayers and warm thoughts your mom is in great care and her pain lessens day by day.

what a wonderful self-less woman, she'll be very happy to know that her daughter is like her.

thanks for all the yummy recipes

Rebecca said...

There is a secret to fry the fish well with it's skin still on is to sieve some flour or rice flour on them before you fry !! Slice some spring onions, ginger if you have to very fine and pour some boiling hot oil onto the spring onions, then pour some think Soya sauce onto the fish. My, my, it will be the best fried fish just like you ate in restaurant!!

lilyng said...

rebecca

thanks

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