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Cantonese Steamed Fish Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Today I’m honored to introduce my favorite new book called Lemongrass & Ginger Cookbook: Vibrant Asian Recipes.  When the cookbook author Leemei Tan contacted me if I was interested to review her cookbook a month ago, I was thrilled with joy to have this wonderful opportunity.  This is not just a review from an ordinary cookbook – it’s now my favorite cookbook.

Leemei Tan is a freelance recipe writer, food stylist and photographer. Born in Malaysia, she is now based in London and travels extensively.  She has been authoring the ever popular and well-known food blog My Cooking Hut since 2007.

I have been following her blog ever since I discovered it last year, and when she mentioned about her new cookbook release a few months ago, I was really happy for her great achievement and I remember telling her how beautiful the book cover design is.

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Thanks to Leemei, home cooks can now easily master the art of preparing delectable Asian cuisine.  From Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup and Japanese Pork Dumplings to Thai Green Papaya Salad and Indian Aubergine Curry, these imaginative recipes will inspire and delight, whether you have in mind a quick weekday meal or a feast for friends and family.

There are 7 chapters in the book that cover more than 100 recipes from all over Asia – Japan & Korea, China, Philippines & Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam and India & Sri Lanka.  You can read more about her cookbook and take a sneak preview of the book here.

After reading her cookbook thoroughly, I had few questions that came to my mind and I wanted to ask her personally, so I interviewed her.

Leemei Tan You have traveled a quite bit all over the world.  Can you name 3 of your favorite dishes from 3 countries you have been to?

This is really tough as I have so many dishes that I love from all the countries that I have been to so far. If I had only 3 favourites, the first one has to be Pho Ga (Chicken Pho) that I had in Ho Chi Minh City. There are many shops and even mobile stalls that can easily be spotted for a good bowl of Pho. I love the light and fragrant chicken soup base. I could eat Pho everyday!

Sushi is another of my favourite. The freshest sushi I have ever had was at one tiny sushi shop at Tsukiji Fish market in Tokyo. Last but not least, a good Bouillabaisse (a traditional Provençal fish stew originates from Marseille, France) is always a must-eat whenever I go to France. The best bouillabaisse experience was at a random brasserie that I walked in near Gare du Nord, Paris.

Can you share with us how much time and effort took you to complete this book?

I had a very tight deadline. I was given only slightly more than 3 months to complete my manuscript and get all the recipes in the book tested. So, I worked more than 8 hours a day in order to keep everything on track. 

What’s your must have kitchen utensil?

Wok – a good wok! I use wok to cook everything! It’s such a versatile piece of kitchen utensil that you can just rely on to stir-fry, deep-fry or even steam.

Can you share with us which recipe in the book reminds you most of your mother’s flavor?

It has to be Cantonese steamed fish. There are many different style of Cantonese steamed fish that one can come out with. But my mom’s signature is the addition of tomato. 

My mom made me prep for dinner for years similar to how your mom trained you.   What advice do you have for someone who has to cook for the first time in their life as the best way to start their culinary journey?

For me, prepping food is really important to make sure that you don’t miss any ingredients. Besides, if you allow more prepping time, then it makes the whole cooking process to run more smoothly. Cooking is an art and it shows one’s personality too. During the cooking process, try not to be shy to taste and adjust the seasonings. Always have confidence when you cook as the more confident you are, the tastier the food is! So, never say that you can’t cook. Everyone can cook!

If you, your family, or your friends love Asian food, but you don’t know which book to buy for trying some Asian dishes, Lemongrass & Ginger will be a great introduction.  It can be purchased at all major bookstores and online stores such as Amazon (US, Canada, UK), Barnes & Noble, Book Depository (US, UK) and etc.

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After I was inspired by many of her recipes and placed post-it notes to mark my favorite ones, I decided to cook her mom’s signature dish Cantonese Steamed Fish for my family’s lunch.  Her mom uses a tomato in this recipe which had intrigued me to try this unique recipe.  My family enjoys fish, especially my children, and we always love steamed fish when we go to Chinese restaurants with a large group of friends or family.

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The ingredients are pretty easy to find.  Besides the fresh red snapper, I have everything in my fridge and pantry.  I asked my fishmonger to scale and gut the fish for me so that my cooking time is minimized.

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Since this recipe uses a whole fish which can be pretty big, you must have proper cooking equipments such as wok and large slightly deep plate that hold the entire fish with sauce.  Make sure your wok has a large lid that covers the entire wok tightly.

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Since it was Sunday and my kids were at home, they were so excited to see me photographing uncooked fish by the window in the living room.  I usually do photo shooting when my kids are not at home so this suddenly became a huge family event.

When the fish was about to finish cooking, my entire family was in the kitchen.  I had to cook a little longer than the time the recipe suggested as my fish was slightly bigger.  When I opened the lid, everyone said WOW! for my first Cantonese Steamed Fish.  The steamed rice was done cooking just minutes ago and we were waiting for this moment.

My family was supportive about me taking pictures before our lunch, and when I finally brought the fish to the dining table, everyone couldn’t wait to taste this fish.

I put my first piece of fish in my mouth.  Hmmm!!!  I could taste both acidity and sweetness from the tomato in the sauce and the complexity was just wonderful.  I love this sauce so much that I dip the fish in the sauce before I eat it with steamed rice.

Whether you are Asian or not, this dish definitely makes you feel home.  It’s a great choice to serve to guests as it is very inviting and welcoming.  I cooked several side dishes along with this steamed fish and we felt light even after the full meal.  This will become our staple fish recipe from now on.  Now here is the delicious recipe.

Cantonese Steamed Fish III

Cantonese Steamed Fish
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Serves: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 1lb 12oz (800g) whole red snapper, sea bream, sea bass or any other white-flesh fish, scaled and gutted by your fishmonger
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 oz (30g) dried mushrooms, such as shiitake, porcini or Chinese mushrooms
  • ½ in (1cm) piece of root ginger
  • 2 green/spring onions
Seasonings
  • 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Shaoxing rice wine
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Soak dried mushrooms. Put the dried mushrooms in a bowl. Pour over boiling water to cover and soak 20 to 25 minutes until soft. Strain the liquid into another bowl, if using, squeezing any excess liquid from the mushrooms. Cut off the steams and discard. Slice the mushrooms.
  2. Slice the tomato, cut green onions into matchsticks, and peel ginger and cut into fine matchsticks.
  3. Rinse the fish inside and out under running cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper. Using a sharp knife, make three diagonal slits on both sides of the fish.
  4. Arrange the tomato on the base of a heatproof platter that will fit inside a wok. Lay the fish on top.
  5. Mix together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and rice wine in a small bowl and season with pepper.
  6. Pour the sauce over the fish and sprinkle over the mushrooms and ginger. Cover with saran wrap and leave to marinate in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  7. Place several round cookie cutters or a wire cooling rack with legs at least 2.5cm/1in tall inside a wok. Leaving a minimum gap of ½in (1 cm) below the steamer, add water to the wok and bring to the boil over a medium-high heat. Below was my creative setting as cookie cutters were too low for my plate to be supported.
  8. Set the heatproof plate with the fish on the rack and steam, covered, for 10 minutes, or until the flesh separates from the bone easily and looks opaque when a fork is inserted.
  9. Keep an eye on the level of the water, adding more boiling water if necessary. Two minutes before the end of cooking, sprinkle over the spring onions. Serve immediately with boiled rice.
Notes
Prep time: 20 minutes plus 45 minutes soaking and marinating time

Enjoy!

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Because I love and enjoy this book so much and I think this book is a perfect gift to anyone who enjoys cooking Asian recipes, I have two (2) copies of Lemongrass & Ginger: Vibrant Asian Recipes to giveaway!

  • This giveaway is WORLDWIDE!
  • The giveaway expires on May 20th 2012, Sunday, 12:00pm PST.
  • Entries that do not meet the entry requirement will not be considered.
  • The winners will be randomly chosen using random.org and announced in the post on Monday 21st.
  • Full disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by yours truly.

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  • lii naeole May 7, 2012, 12:09 am

    This book sounds wonderful. I am growing lemongrass in my garden and would like to see more of these types of recipes.

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  • lisa May 7, 2012, 12:16 am

    would love the cookbook to try out more recipes than just the fabulous steamed fish dish
    <3 asian food!

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  • Sam Bear May 7, 2012, 12:37 am

    Ohh my mum cooks something like this when we can get good steaming fish! My favourite fish for this is cod fish (cutlets since the whole fish is too big!) I think the cod fish has a really nice smooth texture for steaming and its so sweet! Normally we use the red snapper like in this recipe though =]

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  • Raymund May 7, 2012, 12:50 am

    I never had used shiitake in steamed fish, I think I will be trying soon that would definitely add more flavour.

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  • Barbara Palermo May 7, 2012, 2:10 am

    Great book, great giveaway!

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  • Barbara Palermo May 7, 2012, 2:10 am

    Subscribed Just One Cookbook by Email

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  • Barbara Palermo May 7, 2012, 2:11 am

    Also liked Just One Cookbook on Facebook

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  • easyfoodsmith May 7, 2012, 2:12 am

    Nami, the timing of you sharing this recipe couldn’t have been better…I was planning to make steamed/baked fish and wondering what flavours to use and there I see your lovely post! The book sounds great especially for people like me who don’t dabble much with south-east Asian cuisine :)

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  • Mel May 7, 2012, 2:15 am

    Oh, this is the exact ingredients that I used to steam fish! Delicious and tasty! And sometimes I put in one piece of preserved plums in.

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  • Heather @ Cookbooks & Pattycakes May 7, 2012, 3:43 am

    Oh my this really looks like a beautiful cookbook!
    Thanks for the great step-by-step photos, steaming fish is not something I do very often but you’ve made it look so easy, I’ll definitely be trying this soon.
    I like your comments about your family supporting your photo session – my kids are still puzzled by me taking photos of their dinner!

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  • Shri May 7, 2012, 3:50 am

    This looks gorgeous and the steps are perfect. I have never made this dish but your post tempts one to!

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  • Belinda @zomppa May 7, 2012, 4:02 am

    Amazing – one of my absolutely, probably my absolute way, of eating fish.

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  • Eha May 7, 2012, 4:06 am

    It’s nearly time for bed here Down Under. I very much know what my prayers will say and exactly of what I shall dream :) ! What a tremendously interesting book Leemei Tan has written. Of course we in Australia cannot imagine cooking most days without ‘going Asian’! And steamed fish, which sounds easy but is not necessarily so, is such a favourite in this house. I am learning, as I have often used shiitake but never tomato: another adventure ahead. Methinks ‘Lemiongrass and Ginger’ would have many joyful lessons to impart . . .

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  • Sissi May 7, 2012, 4:31 am

    Nami, you are so kind to sponsor one more giveaway! (Maybe I’ll be lucky this time ;-) ) The book cover looks so beautiful I would certainly pick it up if I saw it among hundreds other books in a book shop, but most of all, the content sounds fascinating. I love this steamed fish recipe and I will try making it one day. I have never steamed fish in my life! On your photos this fish looks irresistible!

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  • Sissi May 7, 2012, 4:31 am

    And of course I am subscribed to your newsletter ;-)

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  • Michelann May 7, 2012, 4:35 am

    Beautiful recipe! Looks delicious.

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  • Choc Chip Uru May 7, 2012, 4:37 am

    A delicious and unique dish to go with an extremely talented chef with a side of your sunny personality makes for one great post my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  • Baker Street May 7, 2012, 4:42 am

    This is such a fantastic recipe, Nami. I love the flavors used and your pictures are making me hungry.

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  • Ira Rodrigues May 7, 2012, 4:43 am

    oh I could imagine that everyone in the family could not waiting to have this Cantonese steam fish, absolutely looks delicious Nami and your photos are brilliant!
    Leemei really such an Inspirations to me.

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  • Rosa May 7, 2012, 5:03 am

    A fabulous recipe and dish! So tasty and refined. I love Leemei’s lovely blog and would really love to win her book.

    Thanks for sharing that interview with us.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  • Manu May 7, 2012, 5:04 am

    What a fantastic cookbook! And that fish looks so delicious! I love lemon grass!!! I am bookmarking this recipe! Thanks Nami! <3

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  • Manu May 7, 2012, 5:06 am

    I was already following you on FB as Manu’s Menu and I am now also following you through my personal profile! <3

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  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 7, 2012, 5:07 am

    What an awesome book! I’d love to give this steamed fish a try. It looks incredibly flavorful.

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  • Rosa May 7, 2012, 5:07 am

    I follow you on FB!

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  • Rosa May 7, 2012, 5:13 am

    I suscribed to your blog via e-mail.

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  • ykristen May 7, 2012, 5:23 am

    Hi Nami, always enjoyed your blog. The cover and the title of the book really captures the essence of asia, hope i win it. Also liked your facebook

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  • Cassie May 7, 2012, 6:32 am

    What a beautiful cookbook, and beautiful red snapper! This looks like a very good book and delicious meal, Nami!

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  • Arlene May 7, 2012, 6:33 am

    I’ve always loved steamed fish but have never prepared it this way. The book really sounds great! Would love to win it ;).

    ~ am an email subscriber

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  • Arlene May 7, 2012, 6:35 am

    Can’t wait to try the recipes in the book!

    ~ am a BIG fan on FB

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  • Pamela Downing May 7, 2012, 6:35 am

    I am salivating looking at that gorgeous fish!

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  • Laura @ Family Spice May 7, 2012, 7:14 am

    We love to eat fish and this dish sounds amazing! And your pictures is gorgeous – it’s hard to make fish look good!

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  • Jessica @ Cajunlicious May 7, 2012, 7:15 am

    This book sounds wonderful and the photos are just beautiful!

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  • Jessica @ Cajunlicious May 7, 2012, 7:16 am

    Subscribed by email!!!

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  • Jessica @ Cajunlicious May 7, 2012, 7:17 am

    Already a fan on facebook!

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  • Melissa C. May 7, 2012, 7:18 am

    I have read great things about this cookbook. Hope I win!

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  • Blackswan May 7, 2012, 7:19 am

    Nami, I must agree that the cover of the cookbook is very attractive. What’s more – Lemongrass & Ginger are two of my fave herbs! I’m not a fish lover but hubby & son enjoy eating fish, so I do cook for them a nice fish dish. This steamed fish is mouth-watering!

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  • Hyosun Ro May 7, 2012, 7:22 am

    The fish looks wonderful! It is especially interesting with the addition of tomatoes. We have a similar steamed fish dish I prepare quite often. I should try this one next time. Great interview as well, Nami!

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  • Christine T May 7, 2012, 7:25 am

    Thank you for the giveaway… What a wonderful and beautiful book.

    Two of my favourite – Lemongrass and Ginger… I have it in my pantry all year round

    Regards
    Christine

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  • Kai May 7, 2012, 7:27 am

    This looks fantastic! Would love a chance to get this book. :)

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  • Candice May 7, 2012, 7:39 am

    Hi Nami,

    Thank you for doing this giveaway. I love steamed fish. I’m Cantonese, but I’ve never had steamed fish with tomatoes. I’m intrigued.

    The book sounds wonderful.

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  • Candice May 7, 2012, 7:40 am

    I subscribe to Just One Cookbook via e-mail.

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  • PolaM May 7, 2012, 7:42 am

    Looks like a must try! I remember loving steamed fish in Hong Kong!

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  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen May 7, 2012, 8:15 am

    I LOVE THIS RECIPE ! It reminded me of my late father, who used to have this type of fish dish at least once a week. Must make this again soon. I’d love to win this cookbook! Lemongrass is a favorite ingredient in many Filipino dishes, too…we call it “tanglad”. Thanks for sharing! Hope I win !

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  • Liliana Tan May 7, 2012, 8:23 am

    I like steamed fish very much and this is similar to the way I steam my fish. I Like the sour and sweet taste of the tomato.

    Must be a bunch of delicious recipes in the book…! Hmmm

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  • Mika May 7, 2012, 8:31 am

    Would love to expand my repertoire of Asian cooking!

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  • Mika May 7, 2012, 8:32 am

    I already “like” you on Facebook! Thanks!

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  • ちびか〜ちゃん May 7, 2012, 8:43 am

    蒸した魚はまだ一度も作った事がありません。
    これは健康的には一番良い作り方ですよね!

    3つの好きな食べ物を選べ!ともし聞かれたら
    う〜〜ん 日本食だと難しい〜〜 美味しいのがあり過ぎて(笑)

    我が家の帰国も近づいているので、美味しい料理を沢山食べてきます〜〜

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) May 7, 2012, 8:55 am

    Oh Nami, that’s a wonderful cookbook and would be a good addition to my collection…and that Cantonese Steamed Fish will surely be a hit at our dining table! Pure deliciousness!

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  • Food Jaunts May 7, 2012, 9:09 am

    Oh I know what I’ll be making for my family soon :) I’d already planned some roasted pork and this sounds like the perfect main to go with it.

    Thanks for the heads-up on that book. Hope I win but if I don’t I still plan to get ahold of it.

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  • mycookinghut May 7, 2012, 9:17 am

    Dear Nami,
    Thanks so much for this great review and the giveaways. I am glad that you and yor family had enjoy this dish! :) I hope you will try out other recipes and love them too ;)

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  • Kyla May 7, 2012, 9:17 am

    I can’t wait to try this new recipe! Yum!

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  • kitchenriffs May 7, 2012, 9:24 am

    This is a terrific post! First, Leemei and My Cooking Hut are new to me – so thanks for introducing me! Second, the interview was great – good job! Third, really fun to hear of your family’s interest in your photography and recipe prep. Finally, the recipe itself looks terrific – and your pictures certainly do it proud. Great, great post – thanks so much.

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  • Guindilla May 7, 2012, 9:30 am

    The book looks fantastic! Congratulations to the author!

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  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie May 7, 2012, 9:55 am

    Nami, your photos look straight out of a food magazine or cookbook. The fish simply looks spectacular and one I have to try.

    Congratulations Leemei Tan on a beautiful cookbook! I’ll be checking it out.

    (P.S. Nami, don’t include me in the draw, please:)I’m going to see about a Kindle version for myself.)

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  • Jill Colonna May 7, 2012, 10:20 am

    What a wonderfully enticing title for this cookbook. Congratulations to Leemei for such a fabulous looking book. Nami couldn’t have done a better job of making this Cantonese Steamed Fish look so incredible. I want this book. I need this book. I need to try this recipe and more. I’m already following you of course, Nami.

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  • Holly May 7, 2012, 10:25 am

    I am a subscriber and enjoyed your review of this wonderful cookbook. Thank you for the introduction to it and a chance to win a copy!

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  • knittednoodles May 7, 2012, 10:35 am

    When I was living in Minnesota, one of the Cantonese restaurants I enjoyed eating at served steamed walleye on Fridays. It was the best way to eat this fish, which also has a firm white flesh and is usually pan-fried in the Upper Midwest. Here in California local restaurants seem to prefer steamed black bass. It’s also good, but has a fishier smell to it. I miss walleye!

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  • Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings May 7, 2012, 11:16 am

    Hi Nami,
    This is my Mom’s specialty!!! Your fish looks soooooo good!

    I’d love to win the cookbook so that I’d have a record of this recipe (with matching gorgeous photos to boot!) I hope I win; I hope I win; I hope I win!

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  • Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings May 7, 2012, 11:18 am

    I ‘Liked’ Just One Cookbook on Facebook!

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  • Rhonda (@diningalone) May 7, 2012, 11:18 am

    Thanks for the step by step pictures, I am so intimidated by whole fish, but this makes it look easy!

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 7, 2012, 11:21 am

    What a lovely dish and a beautiful presentation!

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  • Kathy May 7, 2012, 11:59 am

    The fish looks amazing. Your blog is one of my favorites – I am always learning from your recipes and posts.

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  • Kathy May 7, 2012, 12:00 pm

    I subscribe to your blog

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  • Kathy May 7, 2012, 12:00 pm

    I follow you on facebook

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  • Asmita May 7, 2012, 12:07 pm

    Hi Nami,
    That is one gorgeous fish! You are a fantastic chef! Bravo.

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  • AikoVenus May 7, 2012, 12:23 pm

    Great interview! ^^ I absolutely love your silverware and plates as well!

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  • Cucina49 May 7, 2012, 12:32 pm

    What a gorgeous-looking cookbook, and that fish looks amazing! You definitely did justice to her recipe.

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 7, 2012, 12:34 pm

    What a pretty fish dish. My son is always excited when I take pictures when he is home. He loves to try and get in the shot too :)

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  • Ramona May 7, 2012, 12:47 pm

    I love fish and this is simply beautifully prepared and looking. Lovely interview too. :) I love all the countries listed and was so happy to see Sri Lanka listed. :) Well done!!

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  • A Little Yumminess May 7, 2012, 1:14 pm

    Love steamed fish….great recipe…already like on Facebook

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  • A Little Yumminess May 7, 2012, 1:15 pm

    And subscribe by email! The book looks good!

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  • Michiko Yokoe May 7, 2012, 1:31 pm

    i love your mixture of recipes…and of course as a half japanese-half german, i love especially love your japanese recipes…because just reading them makes me feel home! thank you so much for that! :)

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  • Michiko Yokoe May 7, 2012, 1:34 pm

    just one cookbook on Facebook? I Like!

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  • Martyna@WholesomeCook May 7, 2012, 2:20 pm

    I “met” Leemei through the Royal Selangor Get your jelly on challenge and have enjoyed her blog since. The book sounds great, and well done to Leemei for completing it on such a tight deadline! The dish sounds and looks fab too Nami! Random.org please pick me! Haha

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  • leslie May 7, 2012, 2:22 pm

    I love fish,but have shied away from cooking whole fish. I think I’ll try this, though. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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  • Martyna@WholesomeCook May 7, 2012, 2:27 pm

    Ps thanks for hosting the giveaway Nami. I’m subscribed by email now too :-)

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  • tigerfish May 7, 2012, 3:29 pm

    Oh yes, I absolutely raise my hands and feet to say YES to adding tomatoes to steamed fish. I always do that and the steamed fish taste so good! Also all hands and feet to a wok. I use my wok to cook everything including simmering pasta in sauce…..kekeke.

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking May 7, 2012, 4:16 pm

    Nami, you did an amazing job on the review and on making a dish from Leemei’s book..
    Book looks beautiful, and sounds like it’s full of fantastic dishes. I love the interview too!
    Dish that you made look stunning, great presentation, photos and tasty recipe. Thank you for sharing..I would love this book!!!

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking May 7, 2012, 4:17 pm

    I already subscribed!

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking May 7, 2012, 4:18 pm

    And i like Just one Cookbook on FAcebook!

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  • sara May 7, 2012, 4:41 pm

    Wow, that fish looks incredible! Great giveaway!

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  • sara May 7, 2012, 4:41 pm

    I like just one cookbook on facebook.

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  • Ellen M. May 7, 2012, 4:56 pm

    I’m amazed that you were able to complete this beautiful book in a little over three months – congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  • Ellen M. May 7, 2012, 4:56 pm

    I subscribe to your blog – thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!

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  • Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious May 7, 2012, 5:46 pm

    What a beautiful cook book! Thanks for the chance to win this Nami :)

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  • Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious May 7, 2012, 5:46 pm

    I already subscribe to you :)

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  • Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious May 7, 2012, 5:46 pm

    I’m already a follower ;)

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  • Hellene May 7, 2012, 6:11 pm

    Love your pictures. They gave me the urge to do this dish for dinner tonite. It has been quite a while since i last had a good steam fish. I am glad to stumble into your site and then subscribe to it.

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  • Happy When Not Hungry May 7, 2012, 6:21 pm

    What a great post! This fish looks incredible!

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  • Helena May 7, 2012, 7:04 pm

    Thanks Nami, your steps by steps pictures made it so simple to follow, but still want to win this cookbook.

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  • Kankana May 7, 2012, 7:06 pm

    I never really had steamed fish before .. like not that big a fish but all the flavors that is there is making my mouth super watery!

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  • Suzanne May 7, 2012, 8:02 pm

    What a beautiful dish, my only problem would be how to eat it :) Your step by step photos always make things attainable and not so difficult. Great give away Nami and nice review too.

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  • Suzanne May 7, 2012, 8:03 pm

    I already like you on Facebook :)

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  • Valerie Brunmeier May 7, 2012, 8:10 pm

    I like you on Facebook…of course :) What a beautiful cookbook! I would have been excited to see you photographing the fish by living room window too :)

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  • Reem | Simply Reem May 7, 2012, 8:13 pm

    Nami This looks fantastic!!!
    God I love whole fish, and this recipe looks so delicious and yyum…
    I have already subscribed to ur blog n like u on facebook..
    Once again crossing my fingers..LOL

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  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) May 7, 2012, 8:19 pm

    This looks like a cookbook that needs to be on my bookshelf if this steamed fish is any indication. Love the flavors infused in the fish and I bet the meat, sweet and tender. I smiled imagining how excited your kids were seeing mom in action photographing the fish. :)

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  • mjskit May 7, 2012, 8:25 pm

    What a beautiful post! Thanks for introduces us to the book and to Leemei Tan. The cookbook and this recipe looks lovely! I’d love to see more.

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  • mjskit May 7, 2012, 8:27 pm

    I already subscribe to your posts via email.

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  • mjskit May 7, 2012, 8:27 pm

    I LIKE you on FB.

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  • Gail May 7, 2012, 8:44 pm

    Thanks for this

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  • Gail May 7, 2012, 8:44 pm

    Liked on fb

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  • Kris L. May 7, 2012, 9:53 pm

    Wow! I would love to try the recipes in this cookbook. thank you !

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  • Christy May 7, 2012, 10:50 pm

    Love steamed fish; and this just sounds so good!:-) I feel lucky to be able to enjoy steamed fish for dinner once in every while; or at least once a week, and they just grace my meals to an enjoyable extent!

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  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover May 7, 2012, 11:10 pm

    This is the way how we usually like steamed fish, usually i like to add some salted vegetables to further enhance the flavours..

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  • Debra Kapellakis May 8, 2012, 12:09 am

    I am not fond of steamed fish or mushrooms but my family gobbles them up. This sounds perfect for them. I also liked your photo’s very much. The cover of Lemongrass & Ginger Cookbook: Vibrant Asian Recipes is pretty, I agree with you.

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  • sophia May 8, 2012, 12:11 am

    That’s my FAVORITE way to eat fish!!!! It’s been a while since I had it; I always begged my mom to steam the fish like that, and she puts a LOT of ginger, just the way I like it.

    That book is art itself.

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  • Rathai May 8, 2012, 12:19 am

    Nami, do you know if I can prepare this with some other white-flesh fish (if you can’t get red snapper)? I’d love to try this when we get fresh fish during summer here. This is such a healthy and interesting way to prepare fish. Also, thanks for introducing this beautiful author and her interesting book and recipes to us. :)

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  • Doris May 8, 2012, 12:53 am

    The recipes look delicious. I see several things I would like to try.

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  • donna mikasa May 8, 2012, 1:09 am

    Oh, this dish looks absolutely delicious! And steaming is so healthy, too! Thank you for sharing a wonderful cookbook with us!

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  • Beth Michelle May 8, 2012, 1:32 am

    Great post Nami! Its always great to find a new cookbook to fall in love with and this one seems wonderful!

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  • Sanjeeta kk May 8, 2012, 2:43 am

    Am yet to use lemon grass in my cooking apart from just making tea :)

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  • Hotly Spiced May 8, 2012, 4:07 am

    This cookbook looks amazing and as an unbelievable coincidence, I had a dinner party a few nights ago and wanted to fill my house with candles. I went out and bought lemongrass and ginger candles for the guest bathroom! They filled the house with a wonderful fragrance that filled the house. I’m sure with these two ingredients this cookbook has some very tasty recipes to share xx

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  • Joanne May 8, 2012, 5:59 am

    What a gorgeous way to prepare fish! It looks like something I’d only think to see at a restaurant!

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  • Liz May 8, 2012, 6:54 am

    What a gorgeous cookbook! I’ve never steamed a whole fish, but this recipe looks marvelous! Beautifully prepared, my friend~

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  • Debs @ The Spanish Wok May 8, 2012, 7:05 am

    I’m not a big fan of fish but this recipe sounds delicious, thanks.

    I’d love to win the Lemongrass & Ginger cookbook. I cook asiasn food frequently and need a new book for more inspiration.

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  • Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) May 8, 2012, 7:14 am

    WOW – this looks so tasty! I have never cooked a whole fish – just might have to try this. I adore lemongrass – that slight hint of lemon and the aroma is just supreme. Nicely done!!!!!

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  • Debs @ The Spanish Wok May 8, 2012, 7:18 am

    I have liked you on facebook.

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  • Ariel Welch May 8, 2012, 7:52 am

    That fish looks amazing. Would love this cookbook!

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  • wok with ray May 8, 2012, 7:53 am

    It looks like this beautiful cookbook is filled with goodies and it’s something to definitely check out; Barnes and Noble is right around the corner from us. Red snapper is one of my favorite fish and this recipe is a must try. Thank you for reviewing and sharing Leemei’s book.

    ~ ray ~

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  • Su-yin May 8, 2012, 8:33 am

    I’ve just discovered your blog, and am LOVING the photography. Amazing.
    I love Lee Mei’s blog too, and can’t wait to get her book – fingers cross I am lucky enough to win, but if I don’t I will most definitely be buying it! :)

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  • love2dine May 8, 2012, 9:07 am

    Wow what a great idea!! Looks and sounds delicious!

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  • Mi Vida en un Dulce May 8, 2012, 9:30 am

    We have a very big Asian community here in Peru, but most of them are Chinese, so we have a high Asian influence in our meals. Also we have a lot of Chinese restaurants here and most of them are Cantonese, so this kind of food is very familiar for us, we grew up with it.

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  • Rizwana May 8, 2012, 11:15 am

    I would love to win this amazing book about Cantonese Cuisine!!!

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  • Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) May 8, 2012, 11:38 am

    oh my god this looks so amazing! so beautiful and delicious! i definitely definitely need to make this!

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  • Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet May 8, 2012, 1:41 pm

    It sounds like such a fun time for lunch! I know right where I can get the whole red snapper for this wonderful dish! I always like how helpful your photos are to explain how to make it! This cookbook sounds great, and with Mother’s Day coming up! :)

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  • Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet May 8, 2012, 1:43 pm

    I already like you on FB and off :)

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  • Kristy May 8, 2012, 3:34 pm

    This fish looks out of this world good! My kids would be fascinated by me cooking a whole fish too – especially my daughter. She’s always intrigued by them at the store. And I nearly fell over when I read the author had to finish this book in 3 months and worked 8 hours a day testing recipes! Wow!!!

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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 8, 2012, 5:37 pm

    Hey Nami, sorry I haven’t been by in a while! Am stuck working on my dissertation. Anyway, this fish looks beautiful!

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  • Priscilla @ShesCookin May 8, 2012, 6:27 pm

    This is my favorite Cantonese dish – whole fish makes such a stunning presentation. I posted grilled whole snapper, but left the head off because Americans are so freaked out about the head! I can picture your family all excited about your photo session :)

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  • cookingrookie May 8, 2012, 7:31 pm

    This is an amazing recipe! Also I am very impressed with this steaming method – how brilliant! So far I only used a steaming pot, never an oven. This is perfect for larger dishes! And Lemongrass ginger must be a great cook book :-). Thank you for sharing and the giveaway!

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  • cookingrookie May 8, 2012, 7:32 pm

    I already like you on facebook, but I also liked this post :-)

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  • Shirley May 8, 2012, 8:33 pm

    Nami, this dish definitely feels like home to me! My mother often made something very similar and we loved it, and I also like ordering this at restaurants. I remember she steamed a fish once when company came over, and there was not enough fish because everyone loved it and wanted more. I’ll have to check out this cookbook.

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  • Daksha May 8, 2012, 11:06 pm

    Hi Nami nice book, great giveaway!

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy May 9, 2012, 12:54 am

    What a gorgeous looking steamed fish! I have never really seen a steamed recipe- usually baked or grilled. This is unique. I am drooling at midnight.Lemongrass & is my fav ingredient combo.
    I saw Leemei’s book at Barnes & Noble.Loved it! I hope to win!

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy May 9, 2012, 12:57 am

    Already subscribed to your blog!

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy May 9, 2012, 12:57 am

    Already like your FB page.

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  • Jenny May 9, 2012, 1:04 am

    ooh Nami, that looks just divine! I can almost smell it! Thanks for the intro to Leemei, what a lovely cookery book. I can just imagine your family waiting impatiently to dive in!

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  • Alyssa May 9, 2012, 1:47 am

    nami, I love that not only was your family excited to have snapper for lunch, but they waited for you to take photos. My husband and kids aren’t patient at all, so I usually have to wait until they aren’t around. I love your presentation of this fish. Cooking whole fish is intimidating to me, but is on my list of things to cook in my lifetime! I’m already following you!

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  • yummychunklet May 9, 2012, 3:55 am

    OMG, my family uses lemongrass and ginger in almost every recipe. Great idea for a cookbook!

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  • Natalie FoodAtick May 9, 2012, 4:02 am

    I ran a checklist with all these ingredients and every single one I love!!! What an amazing dish to make. Have to check out this cookbook looks really good. It also looks adorable I love the cover lol. Great photographs Nami!

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  • Kristen May 9, 2012, 4:18 am

    What a beautiful book! Nami, you are so generous to offer this to us!!

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  • Tiffany May 9, 2012, 5:54 am

    Anything with lemongrass is a winner in my book! :D

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  • Claudia May 9, 2012, 6:02 am

    What a gorgeous dish! Love the flavors and the simplicity. Best of luck with the giveaway but judging by all the comments – you don’t need luck! You have content and style!

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  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 9, 2012, 7:32 am

    That dish is one of my favourites! It’s always a hit with the family. Good luck to everyone that enters! :)

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  • Sawsan (Chef in disguise) May 9, 2012, 8:13 am

    What a wondeful opportunity Nami and thank you kindly for introducing me to a wonderful blogger and talented photographer and a special thank you for hosting the giveaway, you are always so considerate

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  • Cooking Gallery May 9, 2012, 12:24 pm

    I am collecting cookbooks and I hope I am lucky enough to win this cookbook this time, especially because I know Leemei’s site (and love it) and I am a true Asian food lover…:)!!

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  • Cooking Gallery May 9, 2012, 12:24 pm

    I have liked your FB ages ago :)!!

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  • Cooking Gallery May 9, 2012, 12:25 pm

    I have also subscribed by email months ago :)!

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  • Catalina @ Cake with Love May 9, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I loved reading the interview, and the steamed fish looks very delicious!

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  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 9, 2012, 1:28 pm

    What a lovely post and giveaway! This looks like such a delicious and fresh dish, with so much flavor. Thanks for sharing, Nami and Leemei!

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  • Namitha May 9, 2012, 3:11 pm

    Beautiful post Nami :) I have always been a fan of Cooking hut ,would love to get hold of Leemei’s book .Love all your pictures . Just started following you on facebook, don’t know why I haven’t done it till now :)

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  • Charles May 9, 2012, 3:45 pm

    Hi Nami, you’ve done the impossible – you’ve made a steamed whole fish “look” delicious. It’s not a secret that such dishes often taste fantastic, but they’re not camera friendly I find at all! :D It looks really very, very good, and the beautiful garnish on top really makes it pop!

    Can you ask Leemei – I’m curious, does she remember the name of this “random brasserie” near the Gare du Nord in Paris? I’d be eager to try it because I find Bouillabaisse can easily be failed at!

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    • mycookinghut May 18, 2012, 4:59 pm

      Hi Charles,
      The name of the brasserie is Terminus Nord.

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      • Charles May 20, 2012, 11:56 pm

        Thanks Leemei – just took a look at their website… they look pretty nice. Will have to check them out sometime soon!

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  • Charles May 9, 2012, 3:46 pm

    Also, I like you on Facebook :)

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  • Asianmommy May 9, 2012, 4:33 pm

    Yum–I love Chinese steamed fish–it’s my all-time favorite!

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  • Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World May 9, 2012, 5:54 pm

    great recipe and I would love this cookbook. Sounds like such a great way to experience a variety of countries’ cuisines.

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  • Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World May 9, 2012, 5:54 pm

    I also already like this site on FB

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  • Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World May 9, 2012, 5:55 pm

    I also already subscribe on google reader- don’t know if that counts for email subscription ;)

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  • Amanda May 9, 2012, 5:55 pm

    thank you for the giveaway! :D

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  • Amanda May 9, 2012, 5:56 pm

    I subsribe to you via email

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  • Amanda May 9, 2012, 5:57 pm

    i like you on facebook !

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  • Jeff May 9, 2012, 6:03 pm

    I won’t lie, the fish is intimidating. Do you slice it at the table? Or just dig in with a fork? I have so many questions, I may just have to try it out!

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  • Jeff May 9, 2012, 6:04 pm

    And I’m happy to follow you on facebook as well! Thanks for doing this Nami!

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  • Laura May 9, 2012, 6:17 pm

    This recipe and cookbook look fantastic! Thank you!

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love May 9, 2012, 6:21 pm

    Wow great job on the fish! Looks pretty and delicious! I need to try this soon…as soon as I win a copy of the book (fingers crossed!). Thanks for the giveaway Nami!

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love May 9, 2012, 6:21 pm

    Subscribed to email.

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love May 9, 2012, 6:22 pm

    A facebook fan too!

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  • Louise May 9, 2012, 6:23 pm

    This book looks awesome! I would love to add it to my small but growing collection!!

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  • elisabeth@foodandthrift May 9, 2012, 6:30 pm

    Nami-such an elegant Cantonese steamed fish! Love how you photographed the step-by-step method.
    It is very unusual, and certainly healthy and delicious. Amazing presentation. I want to pin this!

    The giveaway book is really beautiful. Great interview with the talented author!
    xoxo

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  • Gina C May 9, 2012, 6:46 pm

    My mouth is watering just by looking at the finished, cooked fish! Yummm!!

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  • DB May 9, 2012, 7:05 pm

    Looks delicious!

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  • DB May 9, 2012, 7:06 pm

    I also follow you on facebook.

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  • LA May 9, 2012, 7:13 pm

    I’ve been looking for more fish recipes and this one would be a good one to try! :) Healthy and looks so yummy!!! The book looks fantastic — I am intrigued with what she has from the Philippines :) Will attempt this recipe soon!

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  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 9, 2012, 7:16 pm

    OHHHH my boyfriend’s always complaining that I can’t make any Asian dishes so this book would be great and I’d love to win it :) But even if I don’t I’m gonna try this recipe ~ thanks for sharing Nami! It looks just like the dishes we get in Asian restaurants!

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  • Kim - Liv Life May 9, 2012, 7:18 pm

    Nami… once again your photos are lovely!! And I’m thrilled to meet the cookbook author. 3 months to write and test? Wow!!

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  • Cheryl Rajkumar May 9, 2012, 7:59 pm

    Hi Nami,
    The other day I was in B&N and chanced upon ‘Lemongrass and Ginger’. I skimmed through few pages, and was surprised to see Indian masala dosa recipe in this cookbook. I love Asian cuisine and would be delighted to own a cookbook that has most of the popular asian recipes…my favorite one being Singapore Chilli Crab. If I win this giveaway, sure going to try most of the recipes. I actually didn’t bother to read about the author. I’m glad that you gave an introduction about her. Thanks Leemei for all fab recipes. And thanks Nami for hosting this giveaway :)

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  • Cheryl Rajkumar May 9, 2012, 8:02 pm

    I have already subscribed to your posts via Email. I look forward for your posts.

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  • Cheryl Rajkumar May 9, 2012, 8:03 pm

    I have already subscribed to your posts via Email. I read all the mails from ‘justonecookbook’. I look forward to receive more posts.

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  • Cheryl Rajkumar May 9, 2012, 8:06 pm

    I already follow your updates on facebook :)

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  • Roxana Greengirl {A little bit of everything} May 9, 2012, 8:11 pm

    You picked such a wonderful recipe Nami! Love the flavor combo!
    3 months to write this amazing cookbook! WOW!!! I bow to you Leemei

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  • Kim Bee May 9, 2012, 9:18 pm

    Nami this was fabulous. A tasty dish, beautiful photos, an interview with a foodie rock star and a giveaway. You made my day with all this loveliness.

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  • LA May 9, 2012, 9:21 pm

    Subscribed by email :)

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  • LA May 9, 2012, 9:22 pm

    Liked it on facebook! :)

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  • Tiffany H May 9, 2012, 9:55 pm

    This looks delicious! I would love to try the recipes in this cookbook!

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  • Tiffany H May 9, 2012, 9:57 pm

    I also am following you on facebook!

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  • amy @ uTryIt May 9, 2012, 11:48 pm

    I love Cantonese steam fish…hm…I’ve never add mushrooms in it before. Gotta give that a try next time. :) Thanks for introducing me to Leemei’s blog. Happy to follow another talented blogger.

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  • Echong402 May 10, 2012, 12:14 am

    Lovely green book. Big fan of Asian spice especially lemon grass. Hope to learn lemon grass inspired dishes from this beautiful book.

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  • Tiffany May 10, 2012, 4:30 am

    This fish reminds me of home. I have yet to try making one though. When is the cookbook being released?

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  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts May 10, 2012, 5:08 am

    I will have to order the book soon as i love the whole look and feel of it! Great 1st recipe to try too Nami! Am so happy for Leemei for having an amazing opportunity to come up with her own cookbook. I sure hope that you’ll be able to do one soon too!

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  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts May 10, 2012, 5:09 am

    Am already following you on facebook

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  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts May 10, 2012, 5:09 am

    an subscribed to the email too!

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  • Amber May 10, 2012, 7:01 am

    Looks yummy!

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  • Amber May 10, 2012, 7:02 am

    Subscribed by Email

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  • Amber May 10, 2012, 7:03 am

    Liked on Facebook

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  • Tara Webb May 10, 2012, 7:44 am

    I love the smell of fresh lemongrass and ginger..I bet this book is really good..

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  • miam May 10, 2012, 7:01 pm

    This recipe looks wonderful!

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  • Yi @ Yi Resevation May 10, 2012, 7:33 pm

    Like someone already mentioned, your pictures look too delicious to be real steamed fish lol. I am a big fan of cantonese steamed fish and make this at home very frequently but my pictures have never come out this attractive! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ll try to steam my fish with some tomato next time.

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  • Antonette May 10, 2012, 9:57 pm

    I can’t wait to get a hold of this book. I’m an avid home cook and am always on the look out for recipes to make my family – husband and toddler – happy. Food = love :)
    I love the cover, color of this book. And I’m loving that it seems to have that look & texture of classic books. :) I’m dying to see the Filipino recipes included in the book. Our cuisine is highly regional so picking the best would be a challenge.

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  • Susan May 10, 2012, 10:56 pm

    Would love to win this cookbook! I collect Asian cookbooks.

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  • cookingrookie May 11, 2012, 12:14 am

    Nami, I just saw this post on RecipeNewZ! You are the best :-) Thank you for sharing! Tweeting.

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  • Katerina May 11, 2012, 3:54 am

    We have Chinese restaurants in Greece but I know their food is not even close to the original one. They adapt to the country! This fish looks absolutely mouthwatering and we must congratulate the author of the book who placed so much effort and time to make it happen!

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  • Delishhh May 11, 2012, 9:56 am

    What a great cookbook – and all the stuff that i love. Your fish looks awesome – so many people do not buy whole fish and i love that you do a lot of that.

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    Already subscribing

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    Already liked on Facebook!

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  • Janice May 11, 2012, 11:08 am

    I haven’t steamed fish with tomatoes and shitake mushrooms before. Sounds delicious! I must try this soon.

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    Already subscribed for emails.

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  • Janice May 11, 2012, 11:11 am

    Liked on fb!

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  • Eri May 11, 2012, 12:09 pm

    I’m stuck with Asian Food my self these days, I discover an Asian market near my house, went in there and got completely lost! I love how simple this recipe looks like!

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  • Eri May 11, 2012, 12:10 pm

    I just subscribe my self through email (I cannot believe why I haven’t done it so far..)

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  • Eri May 11, 2012, 12:11 pm

    I’m following on facebook :)

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  • Baltic Maid May 11, 2012, 7:01 pm

    This looks amazing!!! I admit I have never cooked red snapper before but it looks delicious and I love fish! Thanks for sharing this. And I agree with you, what a beautiful cook book cover.

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  • Nic@diningwithastud May 11, 2012, 9:38 pm

    What a gorgeous book with stunning recipes. That snapper looks perfecto!

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  • Vivienne May 12, 2012, 1:50 am

    You’re right, the cookbook cover is so beautiful :) What an interesting interview too…can’t believe she wrote the book within 3 months too! I am making it my goal to learn to cook more Asian dishes this year…I tend to cook more western food at home for some reasons!

    Haven’t left you a comment for so long but have been still keeping up with you…really enjoyed photos from your previous japan visit! Hope you have been well Nami!

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  • Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 12, 2012, 2:37 am

    This recipe looks absolutely wonderful! :D

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  • Shy May 12, 2012, 3:01 am

    Lovely pictures of yours and fabulous cookbook giveaway!

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  • Jay May 12, 2012, 2:02 pm

    wow…wat a fantastic giveaway..
    recipe looks scrumptiously tasty
    Tasty Appetite

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  • Liren May 12, 2012, 6:12 pm

    Nami, this looks simply amazing! To know this is your new favorite cookbook – well now, I will have to get a copy for myself! It really does look like an incredible book!

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  • food-4tots May 12, 2012, 8:30 pm

    My Cooking Hut is one of my favourite blogs. Both her cooking and photography are awesome!! I can’t wait to check out her cookbook. Nami, you had cooked her steamed fish perfectly!! Your top view shots are gorgeous and pro!! Well done!

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  • Ravel May 13, 2012, 6:28 pm

    The dish looks delish! I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog – I’ve added it to my favourites and it will sure become one of my regular reads!

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  • Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats May 13, 2012, 7:02 pm

    Hi Nami! It’s been awhile.. but I am back again ;). This steamed fish dish, reminds me so much of how my grandmothers cook a perfect fresh red snapper. Is that red snapper? Am afraid; I don’t know my fish well. Just know how to eat it.. LOL.. Right now, my mom prepares fish this way too. It’s perfect flavors and I love it. Simple, fresh, gingery, salty.. OH!!! SooOO GoooOD! Have a good week ahead!! Huggggsss

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  • Kuan Chiu Yin May 13, 2012, 10:09 pm

    Hi, Nami! This book looks awesome! The cantonese steam fish looks drooling too =) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  • Kuan Chiu Yin May 13, 2012, 10:12 pm

    I have subscribed Just One Cookbook via email =)

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  • Kuan Chiu Yin May 13, 2012, 10:15 pm

    I have liked Just One Cookbook on facebook too =P

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  • Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef May 13, 2012, 10:57 pm

    Together, you two make the most beautiful food in the entire world!

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  • Anna May 14, 2012, 9:05 am

    I am new to asian cooking and this would be a big help !

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  • Anna May 14, 2012, 9:06 am

    I Subscribe Just One Cookbook by Email,

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  • Anna May 14, 2012, 9:07 am

    I like Just One Cookbook on FB

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  • Emma May 14, 2012, 9:41 am

    This cookbook would be a great addition to my collection. it looks absolutely beautiful

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  • Emma May 14, 2012, 9:42 am

    Liked on facebook too!

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  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz May 14, 2012, 12:38 pm

    Great second post on your trip, love the pics. And now I am really curious about this book and discovering this author. I always assumed preparing a fish like this at home was intimidating but it looks simple enough to try. Hope you share a bit more from this book in future posts!

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    Already like you on FB

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  • Margaret Teo May 14, 2012, 6:57 pm

    i am a writer of blog, i also a collector of cookbooks. Thank you for sharing your review on the ‘Lemongrass and Ginger’ cookbook, even i cant get it from you, i will try to purchase it online.

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  • Yanni May 14, 2012, 10:17 pm

    Interesting recipe and beautiful photographs! I am a huge fan of Cantonese steamed fish but it’s the first time I’ve seen tomatoes added to the recipe -will have to give it a try. I’d love to test out other recipes in this cookbook too! :-)

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  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake May 15, 2012, 10:47 pm

    I’ve always loved Leemei’s blog, it’s so vibrant and the dishes look so mouthwatering. I’m quite excited about this cookbook!

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  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake May 15, 2012, 10:48 pm

    Oh and I already like you on Facebook. :)

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  • Christina C. May 16, 2012, 4:18 pm

    This fish looks delicious!

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  • Joan May 17, 2012, 1:01 pm

    I just recieved some lemongrass to plant in my garden from a friend. This cookbook would be perfect.

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  • James May 18, 2012, 4:38 am

    The fish looks fantastic. Am into Asian cooking, so the cookbook looks like a wonderful addition to my collection

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  • hong May 20, 2012, 1:55 am

    Stumbled into your site through AngSarap cos I love asian cooking. I am glad I did!

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  • Carolyn Jung May 22, 2012, 6:29 pm

    Steaming always leaves fish so succulent. Add a little ginger — OK, a lot of ginger in my case — and it doesn’t get any better. ;)

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  • huiray December 16, 2012, 4:55 pm

    Hello,

    This isn’t really “Cantonese” style. It’s tending much more towards Teochew-style steamed fish with the tomatoes (and mushrooms) added and you only need sour plums in it as well to make it fully Teochew.

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    • Nami December 18, 2012, 10:05 pm

      Hi Huiray! Thanks for the information. This cookbook said adding a tomato is this author’s mother’s way. I really liked her recipe and it was delicious! :)

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  • Lynn February 16, 2013, 11:35 am

    This steamed fish recipe looks scrumptious and that it would be good on a weight watchers diet.

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    • Nami February 16, 2013, 8:49 pm

      Hi Lynn! Yes, it’s light yet still flavorful. :) Thank you for your kind compliment.

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  • Nancy June 28, 2013, 10:55 am

    Try to reduce the steam time to 7-8 minutes. Don’t open the cover for another 5 minutes so the fish would keep cooking with the remaining heat. This way the fish would be more tender.

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    • Nami June 29, 2013, 6:27 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion, Nancy! :)

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