28 February 2014

Steamed Eel in Black Bean Sauce 鼓汁蒸鳗鱼

This steamed eel in black bean sauce was created in early February. 

The first encounter with this dish was when I was in Melbourne, use to order it from a Taiwanese Restaurant. Love the tender texture of this steamed eel! In Doha, eel is not cheap, it is selling at QR169 per kg, I bought mine around QR79. 

In MegaMart, we are able to get Amoy's brand Black Bean Sauce 鼓汁酱 with QR12.50 per bottle. The taste of this black bean sauce is not so authentic but I'm happy that I managed to get this sauce here. A lovely simple dish! 

Recipe from Tze of Awayofmind Bakery House

1 whole eel, wash and cut into 1 inch thick slices
1 heap spoon of black bean sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce (to taste)
1 tbsp sesame oil
100ml water
some coriander, chives for garnish 

1. Heat up the steamer. 
2. Place the sliced eel pieces into a deep plate. Add black bean sauce, sesame oil and water. Add light soy sauce. 
3. Cover the hot steamer and steam for 5 mins. Switch off the heat and let the eel sit in the steamer for another 5 mins. 
4. Take out the dish and garnish with coriander and chopped chives. Serve hot.


  1. sound very delicious! but I prefer to eat outside rather to handle this fish at home, because I scare the shape look like snake ! hahaha..

  2. hahaha....yes, Sonia! We have the fish cleaning and slicing service done in Carrefour, the place where i bought my eel. i don't like handling the fish cleaning task too.

  3. oh yummmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!! i love eel!!!!!! i can eat up to six portions of anago when i visit my fav sushi outlet in tokyo.... i'm drooling big time just by looking at your last picture... i need a bowl of rice now....

    1. Thanks Victoria! yes you know this dish well, it is such a tender yummy dish which i always love!

  4. This is droolworthy, Tze. It has been years since I last had eel. Looks really yum.

    1. Angie, Thanks! Is it difficult for you to find eel over your side?

  5. Looks delicious but I try to avoid eel because its shapes looks like SNAKE....

  6. Snake, snake! Go away as J doesn't like you, hahaha.... this snake was imported to Qatar, is difficult for us to find Carrefour selling eel too.


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