Steamed fish with garlic and soy sauce

This is another way I like to have my steam fish. If you are a garlic lover, try this.

I ran out of scallions or cilantro today. So no garnishing..


  • Steam fish (I like to use pomfret or cod for this dish)
  • 4 tbsp Garlic ( finely chopped, adjust according to fish size or your preference) *Fish today is around 900 -950g
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce
  • Scallion or cilantro for garnishing


  1. Clean the fish properly (remove scales, guts, gills, etc.) and pat dry. Make a few slits on the fish where the flesh is thick.
  2. Heat up a wok with enough water for steaming. Wait for the water to boil. As soon as it boils, place your fish inside the wok, propped up with a small inverted bowl or a couple of wooden blocks (meant for steaming). Cover your wok tightly and steam for 10 minutes.
  3. As soon as the fish is done steaming, transfer it out from the wok. Discard the fish water
  4. Heat up a pan over high heat and add 3 tablespoons of cooking oil, swirl around until it’s hot. Add chopped garlic to the oil. Stir around until it turns brown.
  5. Add the soy sauce and stir well. Pour the hot oil over the steamed fish. As soon as the sauce bubbles up and boils, pour the soy sauce over the fish.
  6. Topped with scallions and cilantro leaves and serve the steamed fish immediately with white rice.

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