Fry Fish Fillet with Guava and Fermented Soy Beans

This is a very Chinese homey dish. My kids will certainly love the fish fillet with the fermented soy bean. The guava gives this dish a unique flavour. You may substitute the guava with other vegetables like zucchini, cucumber, etc.



  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fermented soy beans
  • 1 medium sized guava, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb Basa fillet
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • corn flour to coat the fish fillet
  • 1/4 cup water


Click on the link below for the instructions.


Basa fillet is used because of its firm texture and it would’nt break up easily when fried.

Lorna018_edited-1Wash and dry the fish fillet and cut into bite size. Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper and coat with corn flour. Pan fry the fish fillet with a little oil until slightly brown. Dish out onto a plate.
Lorna020_edited-1Fry the ginger, garlic and fermented soy bean in the same frying pan until fragant.
Lorna022_edited-1Return the fish to the frying pan and add water to simmer until the fish is tender.

Stir in the guava just to heat them up a little. Serve hot with steam rice.

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  1. Jeff

    That looks simply amazing. Although I have never tried gava on it’s own, it seems like a good recipe. Wondering though, when you say fermented soy, you mean miso right? Sweet or bitter miso?

    Thanks 😀

  2. Suanne

    Hi Jeff, the Chinese fermented soy bean is usually slightly salty and very fragrant.

  3. Chubbypanda

    Hi Suanne,

    I want to be one of your kids if it means I get to eat food like that every day. (^_^) Guava with black beans sounds like a great combination. Very original.

    – Chubbypanda

  4. polly

    Wow! good idea, I never though about fry fish fillet, usually i cooked it with curry & onion.

  5. Rasa Malaysia

    Looks good, I love this dish but never attempt to make it at home…should really try it…seems easy. 🙂

  6. sally

    I would never have thought of stir-frying a fish dish with black beans until I started cooking for my parents…

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