Yesterday, I was thinking of curry fish but too bad I didn’t have any suitable fish in the freezer that could be used for curry. Then, I remembered a friend gave me sardine curry sandwiches sometimes back and it struck on me to cook fish curry with canned sardines. So, if you don’t mind something weird, do give this a try. It is yummy…
This is one of the dishes I cooked on the 6th day of Chinese New Year for my friends. It is simple and delicious.
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This is a simple dish which I got the idea from Wendy’s recipe on Steamed Chicken with Wax Meat. I did not have wax meat and so I just omitted this ingredient. Instead of shao xing wine, I substituted it with homemade red glutinous wine. Overall it is still delicious and easy to prepare. Thanks Wendy for sharing this simple and yet delicious recipe!
Ang Zhao in Hokkien is red glutinous wine lees (紅糟) and is used in various Hokkien and Foo Chow cuisines. Ang zhao is the lees of the fermentation of red glutinous wine . I have few tubs of ang zhao which I really treasure and it can keep for years in the refrigerator. I also blended some of the ang zhao to make it more fine and smooth.
Here is a simple dish using blended ang zhao which I cooked it on the 5th day of Chinese New Year. Hope you all like it 🙂
Sitiawan is also popular for its Ang Jiu Mee Suah (Red glutinous wine soup with longevity noodles). Red glutinous wine is mostly homemade and most of the residents in Sitiawan know how to made ang jiu. Whenever we cook this dish, we usually use the local mee suah too. As for me, I am used to Sitiawan mee suah. So, whenever I go back to my hometown, I am bound to stock a few packets of Sitiawan mee suah.
Having grown up in Ayer Tawar, Sitiawan (Perak), where the majority of the Chinese in Manjung are Foo Chows or Hock Chews, our lifestyle, more or less has been influenced by the Foo Chows, no doubt I am from a Hokkien family. Foo Chow style sweet sour fish maw is a must during Chinese New Year and it is no doubt one of the best dishes we love. Initially, my hubby could not get used to the sweet sour dish. He used to be curious why most of the dishes in Manjung’s restaurants are sweet and sour; be it fish maw, sea cucumber, etc. After so many years, he has got used to it and in fact quite like the sweet sour fish maw. As far as I know, only the Foo Chow style fish maw is cooked sweet and sour. Do correct me if I am wrong.
What is fish maw?
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