Chicken and Salted Fish Fried Rice

Fragrant chicken and salted fish stir-fried with rice and eggs. A savory delight! 🌟 Dive into a flavor-packed stir-fry experience! You won’t resist the aroma and taste of this #SavoryDelight! 🍚🥢

Fried rice, a beloved staple in Asian cuisine, boasts countless variations across the globe. From the iconic Yangzhou fried rice of China to the flavorful Nasi Goreng of Malaysia and the comforting Sinangag of the Philippines, each rendition tells a unique story. Yet, at their core, they share a common purpose: the art of transforming leftover ingredients and steamed rice into a delightful culinary creation.

Among the myriad of fried rice options, one gem stands out as a personal favorite of mine. While perhaps not as widely known as its counterparts, this fried rice holds its own as a true flavor powerhouse.

My journey with this dish began during my time working in Hong Kong. Lost in a sea of Chinese characters on the menu, I found myself in need of guidance. Serendipitously, fate intervened as a neighboring table had ordered a tantalizing plate of fried rice. With a nod in its direction, I placed my order, unknowingly embarking on a culinary adventure that would leave a lasting impression.

As I savored each bite, my taste buds danced with delight. The salty umami of the salted fish intertwined perfectly with the tender chicken, while the crisp freshness of the lettuce provided a welcome contrast. It was a symphony of flavors and textures, a harmonious blend that left me craving more.

Before bidding farewell to the restaurant, I made it a point to inquire about the dish’s identity. Armed with newfound knowledge, I set out to recreate this culinary masterpiece, eager to share its magic with others.

Now, as I pass on this recipe to you, I invite you to embark on your own culinary journey. Let the salted fish be your guiding star, infusing each grain of rice with its aromatic essence. Allow the chicken to add depth and richness, while the lettuce brings a refreshing touch to the ensemble.

In the world of fried rice, possibilities abound. Embrace the adventure, savor each moment, and revel in the joy of discovering new flavors. For in every dish lies a story waiting to be told, and in every bite, a moment of pure culinary bliss.

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Chicken and Salted Fish Fried Rice

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Fragrant chicken and salted fish stir-fried with rice and eggs. A savory delight!


  • 3 bowls day-old cooked rice
  • 1 large chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 small piece of salted fish (haam yu), finely chopped
  • 2 stalks spring onions, chopped
  • 6 pieces lettuce leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • peanut oil


  1. In a bowl, combine sesame oil, Chinese cooking wine, light soy sauce, and corn starch. Add the sliced chicken breast and let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Cut the salted fish into small pieces and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add the marinated chicken slices and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the wok and set aside.
  4. If needed, add more oil to the wok. Add the chopped salted fish, minced ginger, and garlic, and stir-fry for 15 seconds.
  5. Add the cooked rice to the wok and stir-fry until the fish is evenly distributed.
  6. Push the rice to the side of the wok, creating an empty space in the middle. Pour the beaten eggs into the empty space and cook until set. Incorporate the cooked eggs into the rice.
  7. Add the chopped spring onions and cooked chicken back into the wok, and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
  8. Season with salt to taste, then turn off the heat and add the chopped lettuce. Mix well and serve hot.


19 Responses

  1. What a tasty fried rice.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. we usually make that fried rice but just the salted fish.

  3. If I had been in your situation in Hong Kong I would have probably done the same thing. Very interesting dish.

  4. This must taste good, Raymund. I am wondering if the flavor is the same as our Tuyo. Have a great weekend!

  5. Putting fresh lettuce together in the same presentation with hot food is an often-overlooked way of making a dish taste especially fresh and bringing out the natural contrasts in it of texture and flavor and so forth. This one sounds like a keeper, Raymund; glad you couldn’t read the menu and happened upon it! 🙂

  6. Felicia says:

    What a lucky find that was! It’s a good thing your dining neighbors had such good taste. Chinese salt fish is pretty intense stuff, but used in careful quantities, it adds a ton of flavor.

  7. You have no idea how much I wanted a really good fried rice recipe and this looks like it will do trick and then some. It looks scrumptious! So glad you shared it!

  8. Caroline says:

    Sounds like a lovely dish! x

  9. Kristy says:

    I love the idea of salted fish in the fried rice. That has to be an amazing flavor enhancer!

  10. Meri says:

    I’ve never made fried rice before. I tried once, but it just tasted like soy sauce and rice with eggs on top hahaha

  11. This Chicken and Salted Fish Fried Rice looks great. I’ve never heard of this before.

  12. Chicken and salt fish together in a fried rice is new to me though I use either one but sure a good try and will try out one of these days.

  13. Joanne says:

    Your food always makes me SO hungry. I not only want the fried rice but whatever that is in the back…egg rolls?

    PS I was reviewing your steamed pork buns recipe today because I bookmarked it a while back. It’s been moved to the top of my food to-do list.

  14. foodjaunts says:

    Fried rice is delicious. Yours looks so colorful and fun. I’ve never tried salted fish but I’ll have to give it a shot since you said it was amazing.

  15. it’s like appetizer and main dish in one. 🙂

  16. This is one of my all-time favourites. I love the saltiness of the fish and the crispness of the lettuce lightens the dish so well.

  17. Sup Raymond? I’m a fan of good eats but really love a good fried rice dish when it presents itself. The way you made this sounds really fascinating with the use of the salted fish. I’m looking forward to try this out. Good post and appreciate you for sharing this recipe.

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