Monday, December 29, 2008

Crispy Little Fish



"Only hardworking people get the chance to taste homecooked food at the lowest price". Agree? How many of us will buy these tiny fishes, averagely with 2" body length from the wet market? And how many of us will take our time to cut, merinate and cook these tiny fishes? It's a tremendous process if one doesn't master the skill. Although a kilo of this tiny fish just cost a few ringgits, but I'll just surrender by looking at the processes. Especially the cutting process, which is very time consuming.

Oh yes, by the way, I'm not too sure what is the name of this fish. We just called it "Pek To Kang" in Hokkien. If really want to translate into English, I will call it Little White Tummy Fish. :) The fish is in very attractive shinny-white color.

To cook this dish, first you have to cut and clean the head and stomach of these little fishes. Then merinate the fishes with turnmeric powder, pepper and sea salt for about 30 minutes. After that, get the fishes coated with a layer of corn starch and deep fry in the hot boiling oil till golden brown.

To eat the fish, you just need to remove the centre bones like this.


I finished up the whole plate on my own. :) Mom specially kept some for me.

13 comments:

worldwindows said...

Never under-estimate those small fishes esp. in Penang where fishes are so fresh. I love it and with the marinates ... yum.

New Kid on the Blog said...

lucky you.... have mom to cook and kept for you.

cariso said...

I agree with you on your first statement! :)

Little Inbox said...

worldwindows, this is absolutely yummy!

New kid, yalor, very lucky. :)

Cariso, hehe...In a family usually mom does all the hard job to feed her husband and children.

Elinluv said...

Hi Little Inbox,
Those crispy fish looks yummilicious ...lucky you...got momsie to cook for you :)

Here is me wishing you and hubby Happy Holidays and Happy 4th wedding anniversary and many more to come :))

Elinluv said...

Hi Little Inbox,
Those crispy fish looks yummilicious ...lucky you...got momsie to cook for you :)

Here is me wishing you and hubby Happy Holidays and Happy 4th wedding anniversary and many more to come :))

Imelda said...

i love this small fishes. i prefer them over the big ones, they are more tasty. i dont know but i find big ones smelly even when fresh.

Little Inbox said...

Elin, thanks.
Yalor, lucky me got mom's home cooked food. It's full of love!

Imelda, this is super tiny fish, haha...

550ml jar of faith said...

Haha, love that picture of the bones at the end, every morsel of flesh gone! Like after being thrown into a pool of human piranhas!

Little Inbox said...

550ml jar of faith, I'm the Pirahna, hahaha...

Duckie said...

happy new year to you and your family!!!

Food Paradise said...

Happy New Year 2009!!!!

Little Inbox said...

Duckie & Food Paradise, Happy New Year to you too! :)

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