How to Make Chinese-Style Fried Cream Dory

Updated on October 9, 2018
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I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

how to make Chinese-style fried cream dory
how to make Chinese-style fried cream dory | Source

Cream dory, also known as Pangasius, is a fish with spiny fins that is commonly seen in Southeast Asia. It has white flesh and a neutral flavor that works well in many kinds of dishes. It usually comes filleted and frozen when sold at the market.

In this recipe, I fried cream dory in a crispy, crunchy, Chinese-style breading mix. The seasoned flour is very flavorful, and it adds a lovely dimension to the mild fish. This recipe makes for a wonderful snack or dish for a main meal.

ingredients for a cream dory recipe
ingredients for a cream dory recipe | Source

Ingredients for Chinese-Style Breading Mix

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoons Chinese Five Spice
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 tablespoon onion powder

Ingredients for Chinese-Style Fried Cream Dory

  • 500 grams cream dory, sliced
  • Chinese-style breading mix (above)
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper
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utensils for preparing cream dory
utensils for preparing cream dory | Source
utensils for preparing cream dory
utensils for preparing cream dory | Source
utensils for cooking fried cream dory
utensils for cooking fried cream dory | Source

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 4 big bowls
  • 2 small bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • pan
  • cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 12 pieces

Instructions

  1. Season cream dory with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare the 3-step breading set-up (flour, egg, breading mix).
  3. Bread the fish first with flour; then with egg; then with breading mix.
  4. Arrange breaded fish on a plate.
  5. Freeze the whole plate with breaded fish before cooking or packing it.
  6. Best served with fries or rice.
4 stars from 1 rating of Chinese-Style Fried Cream Dory

Finished Product

cream dory fish fillets
cream dory fish fillets | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Add any other marinade to make it tastier.
  2. Freeze breaded fish before frying to achieve a crunchier texture.
  3. Cook any leftover eggs rather than throwing them out.
  4. Replace panko with finer breadcrumbs.

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 hours ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        Noted! I'll try to look for it if I get the chance! Thank you for your wonderful information! Have a great day!

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        Liz Westwood 

        9 hours ago from UK

        There are just a few Wetherby Whalers in Yorkshire.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        10 hours ago from California

        Hello Liz,

        You are absolutely right with the cruise terminal. Southampton is the favorite place of cruise ships to start their journey. It's sad to know that it happened to Harry Ramsden. I think I heard about the Wetherby Whaler before. I look for it during my next visit.

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        Liz Westwood 

        10 hours ago from UK

        Sadly Harry Ramsdens went through a boom and bust phase. The original one in Guiseley is now called The Wetherby Whaler, but the plaque is still there and photos of Harry Ramsden. I'm guessing Southampton was handy for the cruise terminal.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        10 hours ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        Fish and chips are something you can't miss when you visit in UK. I can still remember my very first fish and chips, I actually ate in of Harry Ramsden chain in Southampton. Since then, it had been my favorite.

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        Liz Westwood 

        19 hours ago from UK

        We still have cod, although it has got more expensive. Also haddock and plaice. Whenever our children had German penfriends to stay we always made sure to buy them fish and chips, the great British delicacy. Also took them to a carvery restaurant for a roast dinner.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        25 hours ago from California

        Hello,

        Yes, you can use any fish like cod. It's a common fish in UK right? This is actually a breaded version of your famous fish and chips. Every time I visited UK, I can't resist myself of not eating that as I truly enjoy the combination of the dish.

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        Liz Westwood 

        28 hours ago from UK

        This would be hard to get in the UK, but I am guessing that the recipe could be adapted and used with other fish.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        6 days ago from California

        Hi Eric,

        I enjoy eating freshly caught fish only if I'm on vacation in a nearby bay area. It's seldom to happen since most of the time I'm living in the city. Overall, I will stick eating fish rather than any other meats.

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        Eric Dierker 

        6 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Other than all fish being frozen on ice for transport we get it "fresh" and can even pick them out of a tank. My wife's mom insisted she did not serve it to me as a husband dying of a bone stuck was serious bad ju ju.

        We laugh about it now. its in a sour soup now on the stove.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        7 days ago from California

        Hello Eric,

        Really? It's nice to know that somebody also knows this fish. It's a common in Asian region. It's far affordable than any other local fish but comes frozen in the market.

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        Eric Dierker 

        7 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Wonderful article and recipe. Reminded me of the old "Basa" trade battle with the U.S. We eat this about once a week here.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        7 days ago from California

        Hi Pamela,

        It tasted so good. You can use other fillet fish if you want to. Thanks for dropping by.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        7 days ago from Sunny Florida

        Interesting recipe and dory is new to me. It looks tasty.

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