Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Deep-Fried Pomfret Recipe

(Ca Xot Ngot)

Ingredients : Serves 4

150 g

50 g

1 teaspoon




125 ml

1/2 cup


Rice flour

Corn flour

Caster sugar

Ground turmeric

Spring onions, green part, finely chopped

Egg whites, whisked until frothy

Cold water

Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

Pomfret, filleted

Method :
  • Sift the rice flour, corn flour and sugar into a large bowl with a pinch of turmeric.

  • Stir in the spring onions, egg whites and water.

  • Combine thoroughly to make a batter.

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok.

  • Coat the pomfret fillets in the batter and fry them, in batches for 5-10 minutes, until golden brown.

  • Serve with chili sauce.

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