One of my favorite Vietnamese Fish Recipes these days is Crispy Tilapia Fish (Cá Rô Chiên Giòn). Serving with special dipping fish sauce and steamed rice is the best. You cannot deny its flavor from the first time. It is not only crispy outside, but also is sweet inside.

Crispy Tilapia Fish Recipe (Cá Rô Chiên Giòn)
Crispy Tilapia Fish (Cá Rô Chiên Giòn)
These fishes are usually lived in rivers so their meat is not harmful for who is easily get food allergy from seafood. So, are you ready to cook one of stunning Vietnamese Fish Recipes like this with me? You maybe know that fish meat is the best choice for anyone who want getting diet.


1kg tilapia fish (cleaned well)
Spices: garlic, chilies, coriander leaves, olive oil, fish sauce, sugar


Step 1: After clean well tilapia fish, cut gently some lines on its body to absorb spices easily and fry quickly. Wait to get dry.

Crispy Tilapia Fish Recipe (Cá Rô Chiên Giòn)
Step 2: Heat the oil (make sure it will cover all fish body when frying). Here is also the most important step to create one of amazing Vietnamese Fish Recipes; that is why you should not neglect when frying. When oil is hot, put fish in pan.
Crispy Tilapia Fish Recipe (Cá Rô Chiên Giòn)
Step 3: After one side of fish turn yellow, change to another side. In my cooking experiences, you should fry twice to keep its crispy longer. After first frying, put on plate added paper napkin to absorb wasted oil; wait for 15 minutes and bring to fry again with new oil until its skin turns brown yellow.
Crispy Tilapia Fish Recipe (Cá Rô Chiên Giòn)
Step 4: Making dipping fish sauce: Mix 3 tablespoons fish sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon minced garlic + chili, stir well. Or you can follow the process for making sauce in last post if you want to maintain in for many days after.

Finally, you can serve this dish for all members in family meal. Present with cucumber, tomatoes or any vegetables you want and put a little coriander leaves on top. Hope you will satisfy with one of amazing Vietnamese Fish Recipes like this. Have a great weekend and good luck for your cooking.

From Vietnamese Food Team

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    cynthia bass 2014-08-24 05:08:34 Reply

    Do you have the exact recipe for preparing this dish? I would like the measurements and all of the steps I have never prepared this dish myself.

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      Chef Yuen 2014-08-24 05:08:34

      Hi Cynthia, i just measure all my dishes depend on my taste. Cook and taste are required at the same time. But if you want, I can help you. If 1kg fish like this recipe, the spices requires 1 brand of garlic, 100g minced chilies (if you do not lov.

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