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Fried Fish Gua Bao 2

Fried Fish Gua Bao

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 pcs 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Taiwanese


Gua Bao or “Taiwanese hamburgers” is such a versatile steamed bun, like most breads you can basically fill it with anything and it would work.



Gua Bao

  • 12 pcs large gua bao
  • 6 pcs large snapper fillets
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup julienned spring onions
  • pickled red onions (recipe below)
  • sweet chilli sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil

Pickled Red Onions

  • 2 large red onions
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Sriracha Garlic Mayonnaise


  1. Steam you gua bao.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or a shallow thick pan.
  3. Cut each snapper fillet in half. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Lightly coat each fillet with cornstarch then pan fry fish for 3-4 minutes on each side in medium heat.
  4. Remove fish from pan then set it aside.
  5. Grab a gua bao, spread a tablespoon of sriracha mayonnaise then fill it with julienned carrots, julienned spring onions, pickled red onions and a fried fish then top it with sweet chilli sauce. Do it with the rest then serve.