This type of fish comes in various sizes and of course the prices also varies. The smallest size cost about RM 2.00 per 600 gm [Penang wet market] and the bigger ones the price ranges from RM3.60 to RM 8.00 per 600 gm. I usually will buy the smallest size [as per picture] @ RM 2.00 [about 10 - 12 pieces]. I prefer this size because it can be easily fried till crispy.
600 gm fish [Tuar seh]
salt to taste
oil for frying
- Scale fish with a metal spoon. Cut of the head and snip the end and sides with a scissor. Wash and drain in colander. Marinate fish pieces with salt for awhile.
- Heat oil in wok on medium heat and fry fish pieces a few at one time to enable fish pieces to be firm [does not stick together] and crispy faster and not much oil needed.
- Turn over fish pieces only when it is cooked and brown. Flip over to fry the other side till golden and crisp.
- Dish out to serve with plain porridge or may be nasi lemak with sambal.
Note: Tuar Seh is the name of the fish in Hokkien dialect. I do not know what it is called in English and if it is available in other areas.