This is another simple traditional treatment for fish: this time it is deep fried. The recipe includes some minced pork: this can easily be omitted. It is included in this case only to reproduce the traditional taste, as in the past this dish was deep fried in pork fat, which transferred the pork flavour to the fish. Today it would more typically be fried in vegetable oil, hence the small quantity of pork. Equally traditionally this dish is deep fried in a wok: the tiny shallow woks foisted on western buyers by name-brand suppliers are frankly border line dangerous for this, so unless you have a traditional fairly deep wok, preferably a 20" wok or larger, I would recomend that you follow the dictates of caution and fry it in a deep sided skillet. Finally the fish is normally fried with the head on: this does, I believe, contribute to the flavour, but if you can't bear the fish starigng accusingly at you as you cook it, feel free to behead it first. You need a small-to-medium flat fish (pomfret, flounder, ...), cleaned, and with the sides slashed for the marinade to penetrate. -- marinade ingredients -- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 3 ounces minced pork (optional, see above) 1 small carrot, julienned 1 tablespoon grated ginger 2 tablespoon of sliced mushroom (preferably the black, dried Chinese mushroom, soaked for 15 minutes before slicing) 1-2 teaspoon yellow bean sauce 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 teaspoon kapi (shrimp paste) 1 teaspoon palm sugar 4 tablespoons fish stock 2 tablespoon chopped onion 1 tablespoon sliced prik chi fa daeng (red jalapeno) 1 teaspoon prik thai (ground black pepper) -- method -- mix the marinade, rub into both sides of the fish, and leave it to stand, covered, in a cool place, in the marinade for at least an hour. Remove the fish from the marinade, and allow it to drain. Transfer the remaining marinade to a small saucepan, and add 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, one tablespoon of sliced prik chi fa daeng, and one tablespoon of grated ginger, and then simmer to reduce to a sauce like consistency. Heat enough oil to deep fry the fish in a suitable pan over medium heat, and slide the fish into the hot oil, turn once, and cook until the fish is cooked through. Serve on a platter, pouring the reduced sauce over the fish.Special thanks to - Muoi Khuntilanont.