Yangshuo Beer Fish 阳朔啤酒鱼

I first heard about this dish when I visited Yangshuo in Guilin, China. I’m not sure how authentic this Yangshuo beer fish is, but here’s my interpretation. The important thing is, it must taste good. The other important thing? Tiger Beer.

As you can see, the ingredients are pretty much the things you usually find in your kitchen.

I like a good helping of chopped spring onions. Marinate it with the fish.

Next, you fry the fish until it’s brown on both sides.

Then, you add the bean paste and other stuff like garlic, tomatoes etc and continue frying. I like to fry them separately so I don’t break up the fish.

If you like beer, go ahead and pour in the whole can. Simmer for a while.

And we are ready to serve. Bear in mind that depending on the amount of beer you’ve poured in, this dish can taste bitter. However, there is also a unique fragrance to this very special dish from Yangshuo, Guilin.