Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce

Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce, a beloved zi char classic, delights with its harmonious blend of flavors and satisfying textures. This dish features tender slices of fish stir-fried to perfection and coated in a zesty black pepper sauce, creating a dynamic balance of spicy heat and savory richness. The succulent fish absorbs the essence of the sauce, resulting in a tantalizing taste experience. Loved for its bold flavors and the enticing contrast between the tender fish and the peppery sauce, Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce has secured its status as a well-liked zi char favorite. It offers a gratifying and flavorful culinary journey that continues to captivate diners seeking a dish that marries fresh seafood with the invigorating allure of black pepper, making it a timeless and highly sought-after choice.

Why Do People Love Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce

The appeal of Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce lies in its tantalising combination of textures and flavours. Firstly, the dish showcases the tender and succulent slices of fish, which absorb the aromatic essence of the black pepper sauce during the stir-frying process. The black pepper, with its distinctively warm and spicy notes, adds a robust and invigorating kick to the dish. 

Secondly, the quick and simple preparation of this recipe makes it accessible to both seasoned chefs and home cooks. With minimal effort, you can achieve a mouthwatering dish that delights your taste buds with its harmonious blend of ingredients. 

What You Need For Your Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce:

 Making Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500 grams of white fish fillets, sliced into thin strips 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, coarsely ground 
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water 
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4 

How To Cook Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.

Step 2

Add the sliced onion and bell peppers to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften.

Step 3

Push the vegetables to one side of the pan and add the fish slices to the empty space. Stir-fry the fish for 2-3 minutes until it turns opaque and slightly golden.

Step 4

In a small bowl, combine the black pepper, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Mix well to create the black pepper sauce.

Step 5

Pour the black pepper sauce over the fish and vegetables in the pan. Stir-fry for another 2 minutes, ensuring that the sauce coats the ingredients evenly.

Step 6

Stir in the dissolved cornstarch and water mixture. Cook for an additional minute until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy.

Step 7

Remove the pan from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

Step 8

Serve the Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce hot with steamed rice or noodles. 

Serving Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce with Other Dishes 

For a complete and satisfying meal, consider serving Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce with steamed jasmine rice and a side of stir-fried vegetables. This dish also pairs well with a tangy Asian cucumber salad or a light and refreshing Thai papaya salad, offering a delightful contrast to the rich and peppery flavours of the main course.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Lean Protein Source: Sliced fish provides a lean source of protein essential for muscle growth and overall body functions. 
  2. Black Pepper’s Potential Health Benefits: Black pepper is known for its potential health-promoting properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Fish offers B vitamins (B6, B12) for energy metabolism, omega-3 fatty acids for heart health, and selenium for antioxidant defense. 
  4. Balanced Meal Component: When accompanied by a variety of nutrient-rich vegetables and perhaps whole grains, Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce can contribute to a balanced meal. 
  5. Low in Fat: Depending on the cooking method, the dish can be relatively low in added fats. 
  6. Zesty Flavor and Aroma: The black pepper sauce infuses the dish with a zesty and aromatic quality. 
  7. Texture and Taste Variety: The tender fish slices and the peppery sauce create an exciting combination of textures and flavors. 
  8. Culinary Appeal: The dish’s bold flavors and dynamic balance resonate with those seeking an invigorating taste experience. 
  9. Cultural and Culinary Enjoyment: The marriage of fresh fish and peppery sauce offers a satisfying and flavorful zi char experience. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Stir Fried Slice Fish in Black Pepper Sauce without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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