A week before Chinese New Year I went to a night market to hunt for some cheap and fresh seafood even though I did not plan to cook for the reunion dinner. So, people said during Chinese New Year, we must eat fish because it signifies 'Nian Nian You Yu' - Abundance Year By Year. I happily bought 2 pieces of Seven Stars Grouper which costs me RM40++!
I happily told my mom I bought them but I was grounded by her. She said people will buy a whole fish, with its head and tail intact. Definitely not like this, 'kena' chopped. She kept mumbling and warned me not to serve it during CNY celebration else I will expect to see black faces. So, I listened to her.
The seller insisted me to use the steaming method to cook this fish, so I followed. The key condiment is this. **Fried minced garlic added with soy sauce and oyster sauce as the final topping**
I asked the fish uncle how long should I steam the fish. He said 10 mins is perfect. I don't trust him so I poked the fish to ensure it is fully cooked. Okay..I should have trusted the uncle.heheehhehe.
I happily presented to my girls and we had a splendid dinner. Tonight, I will have this again. Don't you remember, I bought 2 pieces earlier!