This Chinese Sweet & Sour Fish With Garlic Rice is a Treat for Wintery Nights

Can you name a better duo than winter and fish? No worries, we’ll wait.

But really, who wants to wait when you can just prepare a mouth-watering fish recipe this winter, especially one that qualifies as Chinese cuisine.

That is why we, at ProPakistani, have brought to you a super simple yet delicious Chinese fish recipe, that’ll leave you licking your fingers.

Try out this super easy and simple sweet and sour fish recipe paired with an aromatic and delicious garlic soya sauce rice.

We’re sure you’ll love it! Let’s jump toward the ingredients and cooking method without wasting any time.


Here’s what you need to prepare the fish:


  • Red snapper fish (thornless cubes) ½ kg
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp corn flour
  • ½ tbsp white pepper
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • Garlic ginger paste 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp chicken powder
  • 2 tbsp oil + extra for frying fish

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Here’s what you need to prepare that delicious sauce for your dish:


  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Ginger 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Chili garlic sauce 2 cups
  • Chicken stock 1 cup
  • Sugar 1 tbsp
  • Salt 1 tbsp
  • Chicken powder 1 tbsp
  • Aji-no-moto ½ tbsp
  • Red food color pinch
  • Vinegar 3-4 tbsp
  • 2 onions cut into cubes
  • 2 Capsicum cut into cubes (cored)

Mala Sauce: 1 tbsp

And this is what you need for the Mala sauce:


  • ½ cup red crushed chilies
  • 1 tbsp chicken powder
  • Dash of salt
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • Dash Aji-no-moto
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Water ½ cup

Cooking Method

Mala Sauce:

  • Mix all the mentioned ingredients, and cook for 5-8 minutes or until thick.
  • Your sauce is ready.


  • Marinate fish with the mentioned ingredients, and fry over high heat until it turns light golden.
  • Set aside.

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • Heat oil in a large wok
  • Add ginger and sauté
  • Add (pre-made) mala sauce and chili garlic sauce, stir over hi heat
  • Add (pre-fried) fish and stock.
  • Allow cooking over high heat for 2-3 minutes
  • Season with chicken powder, salt, sugar or aji-no-moto according to your liking

  • Add vinegar, red food coloring onions and capsicum

Garlic Soya Sauce Rice


  • Rice 4 cups (pre-boiled rice without salt and oil)
  • 8-10 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Chicken powder 1 tbsp
  • Aji-no-Moto ½ tbsp
  • White pepper ½ tbsp
  • Soya sauce 2 tbsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp


  • Heat oil in a wok
  • Add in garlic and sauté until light golden
  • Add in pre-boiled rice, and stir/ toss on high heat quickly (being careful not to break the rice)
  • Add salt, chicken powder, white pepper, soya sauce, aji-no-moto
  • Stir well


  • Take a small bowl/ ramekin
  • Grease it
  • Add in rice to the ramekin/bowl (until the bowl is full) and press the rice in firmly a spoon
  • Place a plate over the ramekin/bowl rim and flip the ramekin/ bowl over
  • Carefully remove the ramekin/bowl and garnish with optional: spring onion and serve with sweet and sour fish on to the side

And there you have it!

Its time to enjoy this sweet and sour fish recipe. Do let us know in the comments below how it turns out for you!

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