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PurelyFresh Fresh Seafood + Deep-Fried Golden Pomfret Recipe

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Everyone of us loves a good surprise, don't we? So when I ordered a Golden Pomfret from #PurelyFresh, a Singapore Online Grocery Store, and got two instead, I was over the moon!

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I used one to cook this Thai-Style Deep-Fried Golden Pomfret ( 泰式香脆金鲳 ), and my family had such an enjoyable meal.

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The Thai chilli sauce skating around the fish delights the eyes as our teeth sink into the crispy and crunchy fish meat! Yum!

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A sweet handwritten note on my invoice that says, "Today's pomfrets are a bit small, so enjoy 2 instead!" certainly makes my day. Love the smiley face too! Well, that's the kind of service you will get from PurelyFresh, as they always strive to give customers their best.

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I am not so much a fan of fish except for Codfish, but my hubby and son love eating fish. I really don't mind cooking it for them since they enjoy it so much. Besides, it comes with a whole list of health benefits.

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What I dislike most is gutting fish; hate the bloody and messy scene! I am so happy to know that PurelyFresh does all the dirty jobs for me. All I need to do is type in my request during my shopping, and my fish will be gutted accordingly. Look how nice and clean my fish is! That's one less job for me in the kitchen!

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It is my 3rd time shopping at PurelyFresh, and these are some of my orders.

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Since I had two Golden Pomfrets, I used the other one for steaming since the fish is fresh from the market. You can get the recipe from my old post at Tasty Steamed Teochew Pomfret In Foil ( 清蒸斗鲳 ).

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I wanted to order White / Silver Pomfret( 白鲳 ), but there were only Golden Pomfret ( 金鲳 ) and Black Pomfret ( 黑鲳 ). It is my first time trying the Golden Pomfret actually. Nonetheless, the results turned out satisfactory. Here's our meal:
  • Steamed Golden Pomfret ( 清蒸金鲳 )
  • Cabbage Soup with Jin Hua Ham ( 金華火腿白菜汤 )
  • Crispy Prawn Paste Chicken Wings ( 脆皮虾酱鸡翅 )
  • Deep-Fried Eggplant with Pork Floss ( 肉松茄子 )
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With the vegetables from PurelyFresh, I cooked these on another day:
purelyfresh thai style crispy golden pomfret recipe
Paired with the Thai Heritage Sweet Chilli Sauce and tasting as good as it looks, the Deep-Fried Golden Pomfret was a show-stopper. The dish is definitely great for entertaining as well. What do you think of the presentation?

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I'm most humbled that this recipe has been Featured at Expo WorldRecipes in Italy!

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Also Featured in FoodWhirl, along with my other

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The crispy fish was deep-fried to golden-brown, and my family got hooked after the first bite; the plate was emptied in no time! It was the crunchy meat that got us excited, and the chilli sauce brought the dish to a whole new level! It's yummi-licious!

thai style deep fried golden pomfret recipe
1 medium-sized or large Pomfret
½ tsp of Salt
1 Egg-white
1 tsp Corn Flour
Pinch of Pepper
Thai chilli sauce for serving
Oil for deep-frying

    purelyfresh tips how to butterfly fish
  • Remove entrails if it is not done by your supplier, and clean the Pomfret. Pat dry, and butterfly fish from top down.
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  • Marinate fish for about 30 minutes, then rub egg-white on it. Coat with flour after that.
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  • Heat oil. Use a pair of chopsticks to check if oil is hot enough. When there are bubbles around the chopsticks, the oil is at the right temperature. Lower the fish, butterfly-side down. Deep fry till golden-brown so that it will open up nicely before laying the entire fish down in oil. Deep fry fish till crispy.
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  • Serve your Thai-Style Deep-Fried Golden Pomfret immediately with a sweet chilli sauce.
Like to have your fish sliced or pork minced? Just tell PurelyFresh how you would like them to be done during checkout and they will do it specially for you!

Read more about my 1st shopping experience at PurelyFresh, Singapore Online Grocery Shopping Review!

* This is a sponsored post by PurelyFresh. The author only recommends products or services she uses personally which she believes to be beneficial for her readers. Views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely by the author.


  1. Gosh. You deep fried your pomfret so beautifully. Some more it can stand!!

    I always requested the fishmongers to clean and gut the fishes for me. I ain't good in doing that.

  2. Wow what a presentation looks delicious.

  3. Wow, looks really cool! Here in Germany we eat mostly salmon and tuna, I wish we had more choices =/ Great photos! Following you now on GFC and BL =)

    Love, Héloise
    Et Omnia Vanitas

  4. I never had a pomfet! I hope that some day I will have the change, because this fish looks yummy, especially when you prepare it so well. Amazing presentation and really know how to prepare fish!

    I love eating fish and I enjoy preparing it. Thank you for sharing this with us. This service also sounds great, it must be awesome to be able to order fish like that and have it delivered at your door.

  5. Looks good! Will get my wife to learn a trick or two here :-)

  6. Shirley, what a lovely presentation!

  7. awesome i love fried fish with sweet and sour sauce

  8. It's greta the fish comes prepped so that it's ready to cook. This looks delicious Shirley!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  9. Very usefull pist darling!


  10. sounds very delicious
    I wish you an happy day
    a big kiss
    <<< fashion blogger Pamela Soluri >>>

  11. Wow, i prefer a big cake but this fish will be super...

  12. At this time I would like to thank you for all your support!
    Hope you had an amazing week!!

  13. I do not know this fish. Does she have a lot of bones?

    1. KK, I would say it's normal unless you ask them to fillet it for you. Hope you'll get the chance to try some day :D

  14. wow looks delicious! Thanks for recipe:)

  15. i love fish cooked in every way. This looks delicious.

  16. So beautifully fried! I bet it was a delicous meal!!!

  17. Hi Shirley,

    Nice to know purely fresh is a honest place to shop. I love your crispy pomfret. You have cooked it very well... Yum!


  18. There's a place here in KL that does fish like that - I haven't quite got used to the presentation. I usually like mine filleted.

  19. i dont know if i could eat it but must be good :)

  20. Yum! Such a beautiful display, it looks perfect!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  21. Like really put the heart and soul into preparing the meals for your family..I like the idea of delivery service of fresh products to the door all the hassles.

  22. Your fried promfret look like dancing fish! Very convenient to even shop groceries.

  23. What a unique way of cutting and displaying the promfret - looks really yummy! My family have been enjoying my buys from PurelyFresh too - their products are really fresh and nice.

  24. Tadaa!!! The hunger mode turned on 100%.

  25. You are cooking like a master Chef, Shirley. I love to eat promfret but am so lazy to fry it. usually will stick to plain steaming the fish LOL

  26. Omg my dear Shirley. Looking super yummier. I love my Thai style cook. I used to learn form my mom and my grandma how to cook:). Thanks for sharing:). I do apologies for alate replied. I was gone for worked of the pasted few days and just retained home last night:) trying to catch up with all blogs:) and you:).


    1. Thanks for coming by despite your busy schedule, Tanya! Love to try your cooking someday :D

  27. Looks delicious!
    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  28. Wow, that looks awesome! <3 -

  29. Looking yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    Eye See Euphoria |

  30. You made the dish look so beautiful Shirley! xoxo

  31. This looks amazing!!

  32. That is very generous of them! And you are such a whiz in the kitchen!


  33. the deep friend fish looks so yummy :D

  34. You really made the most of everything from them shirley! My mother loves deep frying seabass at home and then making a sweet and sour sauce to pour over! I'd love to make a fried fish to stand up like that! I've eaten it outside before have never made it at home! Thai chilli sauce never goes wrong with fried food items! YUM.

  35. Whoa, I've never seen anything like this before in my life! You certainly know what you're doing Shirley :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  36. Lovely recipe and so beautifully presented. Restaurant style! Gutting fish is a job I hate. Usually get them cleaned at the fishmonger's.

  37. Normally, I don't really eat fish except the deep fried one with a nice sauce! Your menu looks very delicious!

  38. i recently visited singapore and oh my god, i love every bit of it!

    1. That's so cool, Annick! Glad you had fun, sweetie! xoxo

  39. Yummy!!!
    I love your recipes, Shirley :)))


  40. It looks so delicious
    Great representation

  41. This is a work of art, Shirley. It is beautiful. I was excited the moment I saw it! ^.^

  42. The first picture of the golden pomfret almost made me jump outta my seat, but on the bright side, I'm sure it tasted divine. =P

    It makes me miss eating golden pomfret as they have a limited variety of fish here. =/

  43. Waaah! I love this fried fish very much. There is nothing you cannot do or cook very well.
    What a fabulous expert diva in the kitchen and beauty salons. Please adopt me as your son.

    1. Tan, brother can lah. Son? You make me feel like an antique. Hahaha!

  44. What a lovely note, that'so generous of them. :)


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