Fried Pompano With Tamarind Sauce + Salted Egg & Tomato

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  • 4 small Pompano Fish
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying
  • green mango, julliened

tamarind sauce

  • ¼ cup tamarind puree
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp water
  • fish sauce to taste (around 1 tsp)

salted egg and tomato

  • 2 salted egg, mashed or chopped
  • 34 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp fish sauce


  1. Make the Salted Egg and Tomato: Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside in the fridge for later.
  2. Make the Tamarind Sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan and mix well. Whisk it over medium heat. Bring it to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens a little. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Season the fish with salt and pepper.When oil is hot, shallow fry the Pompano until it’s golden brown on both sides.
  4. To serve: Put the fried Pompano on a large plate. Garnish with julienned green mangoes.
  5. Serve with the tamarind sauce and Salted Egg and Tomato on the side.
  6. Enjoy with steaming hot rice.