Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce

Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce, a revered zi char classic, captivates with its savory richness and enticing blend of textures. This dish features tender slices of fish stir-fried to perfection and coated in a flavorful black bean sauce, creating a symphony of umami notes and aromatic depth. The succulent fish absorbs the essence of the sauce, resulting in a gratifying taste experience. Loved for its bold flavors and the delightful interplay between the tender fish and the savory sauce, Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce has firmly established itself as a sought-after zi char favorite. It offers a memorable and flavorful dining journey that continues to enchant diners seeking a dish that combines fresh seafood with the savory allure of black bean sauce, making it an enduring and highly sought-after choice. 

Why Do People Love Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce

Stir-fried sliced fish with black bean sauce is a popular dish because of its delicious taste and health benefits. The fish is tender and flavourful, while the black bean sauce adds a savoury and slightly salty flavour. The dish is also relatively low in calories and high in protein, making it a good option for those who are health-conscious.

Additionally, the dish is easy to prepare and can be made in a short amount of time. It can be enjoyed with rice or noodles and can be customised by adding vegetables or other ingredients. Overall, stir-fried sliced fish with black bean sauce is a satisfying and nutritious meal that is enjoyed by many. 

What You Need For Your Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce:

Making Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce yourself

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


  • 500 grams of firm white fish fillets (such as cod or halibut), sliced into thin pieces 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon fermented black beans, rinsed and mashed 
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced 
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced 
  • 1 onion, sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water 
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish (optional) 
  • Steamed rice or noodles for serving

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 

How To Cook Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and mashed black beans. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

Step 2

Add the sliced fish to the wok and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the fish turns opaque and starts to lightly brown. Remove the fish from the wok and set aside.

Step 3

In the same wok, add the sliced bell peppers and onion. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are crisp-tender.

Step 4

Return the cooked fish to the wok with the vegetables. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. Stir-fry for another 2 minutes, ensuring the fish and vegetables are evenly coated with the sauce.

Step 5

Pour in the dissolved cornstarch mixture and stir-fry for an additional 1 minute until the sauce thickens and coats the fish and vegetables.

Step 6

Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves if desired. Serve the Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce hot over steamed rice or noodles. 

Serving Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce with Other Dishes 

Stir Fried Slice Fish with Black Bean Sauce is a versatile dish that pairs well with steamed rice, stir-fried noodles, or a side of vegetables like bok choy or broccoli. It can be complemented with traditional Chinese favourites like spring rolls or sweet and sour pork, or incorporated into an Asian fusion feast with dishes like vegetable lo mein, honey garlic shrimp, or Kung Pao chicken.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Lean Protein Source: Sliced fish offers a lean source of protein essential for muscle growth and overall body functions. 
  2. Black Bean Sauce’s Flavorful Depth: The black bean sauce introduces a savory and flavorful element to the dish. 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Fish provides 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 with Black Bean 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. Umami Flavor Profile: The dish’s combination of fish and black bean sauce offers an umami-rich taste experience. 
  7. Texture and Taste Variety: The tender fish slices and the savory 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 savory black bean 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 with Black Bean 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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