Food in Myanmar

Spicy Fried Fresh Catfish

One of a companion food for many kind of soup is spicy fresh catfish fried especially with beam soup. Although there are some step to make this dish, this crunchy fried fish make may become your favorite.


Sccobranch catfish - 400 g
Chicken Powder - a little
Onion - 3
Garlic - 5 cloves
Oil - 320 g
Salt - 1 tea spoon
Tamarind paste - a little
Dried Chilli - 1 tea-cup
Coriander - a few
Tumeric - a little
The following is the instruction of how to cook step by step in English
  1. To clean the fish, cut the stomach open and rub it with vinegar or tamarind after taking the organs out. Then rinse the fish. If the fish is big, slash the sides of fish.
  2. Slice garlics and onions for panfry.
  3. Panfry those garlics and onions in 320 g oil till they turn to slightly brown and sieve those ingredients from oil.
  4. Deep fry the fish with remaining oil to become crispy and let it cool after it was cooked and taken out from pan.
  5. Use 1 tablespoon of oil only for curry paste and panfry dried chilli with turmeric, chicken powder and fish sauce together for the paste.
  6. When the chilli flakes become crispy, add the fish to the paste for panfrying. Panfry everything together with tamarind pastes and stir the curry thoroughly.
  7. When it becomes oily, add panfryed garlics and onions on top and fry everything together. It is ready for serving once the fish becomes crispy.
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Posted Date : 01-May-2014