Fish Fillet with Tausi (Fermented Black Beans)

Fish Fillet with Tausi (Fermented Black Beans)


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 150 grams fish fillet, cut into 1″ pieces or chunks
  • knob of ginger, sliced thinly into strips
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • fish sauce, to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons tausi ( fermented black beans), available in Asian grocery stores
  • sugar
  • ground black pepper
  • scallions/green onions


  1. Lightly season fish fillet pieces with salt and pepper, set aside. Heat cooking oil and sesame oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, onion, saute until fragrant then add black beans. Cook for about a minute then add a cup of water; season with fish sauce ( or soy sauce if you want), and a little sugar and black pepper; bring to a boil then add the fish fillet pieces.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes, then invert the fish fillet pieces and cook for about 3-5 minutes more.
  4. Make the slurry by mixing cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water then add a little of this to the pan ( you may use all of it or not depending on how you want the consistency of your sauce); bring to a boil, check the seasoning then turn off the heat.
  5. Sprinkle scallions and serve with rice. Enjoy! :)


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