Quick, simple, homely, and healthy. This is what this dish is about. A house favourite approved by both the young and old. Even my super picky elder daughter asked for 2nd serving after she reluctantly tasted it after some coaxing, although she didn’t want to admit to it. Our conversation went like a little something like this:
Mel: “Is this fish Mom? I don’t like it.”
Me: “Just try it, you just don’t remember if you like it or not.”
Mel: “Ooook. *took a bite* Ermmmm, mom. Can you please put more on my plate?! Like a bit piece. Because fish is really good for my brain, and I want my brain to grow. :D”
What made this dish even tastier was that all the ingredients was delivered to me fresh from the wet market, while I ordered it from Market Fresh the night before. My personal shopper picked out the best and freshest ingredients at the wet market and delivered it right to my doorstep. Such a blessing because the next day, it was pouring! Imagine having to brave the rain, walk 15 minutes to the wet market, and then do over on the way back. Not to mention how crazy the markets can be when everyone is preparing for Chinese New Year!
The concept of Market Fresh is straight forward and simple. Order your fresh and dry produce their website, choose your delivery timing, and wait to receive your order. All fresh produce are kept chilled after the shopper purchased it from the market. You will get your order as given by the store vendor. I like it better this way as it means that my food is minimally handled to avoid contamination or damage.
Because wet markets are open in the day only, there is a cut off ordering time. 11.59pm the night before, for next day morning delivery. And 11.59am on the day itself, for same day evening delivery. Great if you want to cook dinner but don’t have time to go to be market in the morning!
Ordering from the website was easy. Click on the categories on the menu bar or use the search box on the top left corner to search for what you need. I clicked on seafood, and immediately found what I needed.
I really like that the website clearly shows what I’m getting and inform me of the weight of the product. There’s an option for me to fill in customised instructions as well. It’ll come in very handy when I need meat to be prepped a certain way by the store vendor. For example, I like my chicken breast boneless and skinless but will usually ask the vendor to pack the bones in a separate bag for me to make stock.
If any of your item is out of stock, your personal shopper will call you for alternative. Of course, you can also list it down in the instruction when you order as well.
One of the category caught my eye, and when I clicked on it I was impressed to see fresh noodles on the list of items! They have dried octopus, dried scallops, salted fish, etc… Umami, umami, umami!
At the shopping cart, I get to choose my delivery timing. 10am-12pm is perfect for lunch time prep, and 5pm-7pm is a good timing for dinner prep. Payment process was quick and simple. Orders below $99 will incur a fixed $7 delivery fee. BUT!!! Delishar’s readers get to enjoy free delivery regardless of order amount for your first order!! Use code ‘DELISHAR‘ during check out to enjoy free delivery.
Plus!! Market Fresh is giving away $88 store voucher to 2 Delishar readers! Details at the end of this post.
As I was browsing Market Fresh website, I saw this current CNY promotion that is on-going. Not a bad deal for all that’s included in the set! Good amount of quality ingredients that’s good for 4 pax and great for a hassle-free reunion dinner.
Although I did detour a little during my online wet market experience. I probably took about 10 minutes to complete my order, including window shopping time. That’s even faster than me going to the actual wet market, and I was on the bed in my PJs the whole time. Lol!
At about 11am the next day, my order arrived in a couple of plastic bags. It actually felt like I just got back from the wet market when I was carrying the bags into the kitchen! The items was still chilled when I took them out from the bag.
The greens are crisp and fresh, and the fish was packed with a bag of ice and wrapped up in news paper. This is a very good virtual ‘wet market’ experience! Me likey, and I know you will really enjoy it too! Let’s get to the amazing dish that will literally melt in your mouth and leave you yearning for more!
Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod
- 275 g cod fish steak
- 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 slices old ginger
- green onion 6 2-inch pieces
- dash of white pepper
- 1 stalk green onion thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp thinly juilenned old ginger
- Coriander leaves
- Red chilli thinly julienned (optional)
- 2 tbsp thinly juilenned old ginger
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp shaoxing wine
- 1 tsp sugar
Hot oil drizzle
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp canola oil
- Rinse and pat dry fish steak, then place on heat safe dish/plate.
- Pour shaoxing wine and salt on fish.
- Place ginger and spring onion on top of the fish, and gently rub everything together.
- Then place the spring onion and ginger to rest under the fish, and allow to marinate for 5 minutes.
- Bring a steamer to boil on high heat.
- Steam fish for 8 minutes on high heat.
- Mix all the ingredients for sauce in a small bowl. Stir until sugar dissolve.
- Heat 2 tbsp of cooking oil on medium high, and fry julienned ginger until golden and crispy.
- When fish is done, pour sauce mixture over fish. Do not drain away the liquid from the fish, that makes the sauce as well.
- Then garnish with fresh ginger, coriander, spring onion, chilli, and crispy ginger.
- Heat 1 tsp sesame and cooking oil together.
- Drizzle hot oil over garnish and fish. You should hear it sizzling.
Market Fresh is giving away $88 store voucher to 2 lucky Delishar reader! Just in time for you to use it for CNY preparations! Simply complete the giveaway widget below.
Vincent Lee13 January, 2017 at 9:18 am
i will used it to make steam boat
Susan Leong13 January, 2017 at 9:19 am
Love the wonderful idea!
Heng Kang13 January, 2017 at 9:25 am
I’ll make steamboat for reunion dinner.
Shirley Chia13 January, 2017 at 10:31 am
If I win I will let my daddy to do his shopping for our CNY reunion dinner.
Every year my daddy cook many dishes for reunion and he us getting old so online wet market shoping definitely can save his time.
Cant wait to eat my daddy peng cai with this if I win !
Jason13 January, 2017 at 10:31 am
Casy Ang13 January, 2017 at 11:54 am
I would like to try out your recipe Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod! I like to make it simple yet able to taste the freshness of the cod fish.
Joanne Lim13 January, 2017 at 12:47 pm
I’m going to make this cod fish too. It’s my children’s favorite except my little one. So gonna let him try again.
Jenn Lin13 January, 2017 at 1:27 pm
WOW! I love Market Fresh! Save so much of my time to go early in the morning to the wet market, I can have more beauty sleep! Or rather I can plan for other stuff to do while waiting for the freshest ingredients to be sent to my home. Thumbs up for the services and thanks for the great info!
Esther lay eng chng13 January, 2017 at 8:03 pm
I will make soy sauce chicken
Tan huixiu Adeline14 January, 2017 at 7:57 am
I will make the cod fish with salted egg and have some steamed in Hong kong style.
Jason Sin14 January, 2017 at 9:10 am
I will cook steamed groups fish.
June Lee14 January, 2017 at 10:11 am
I want to try making Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod!! Super love cod fish and recipe looks easy to follow. I can show off “my cooking skills”! Hehe…. Can’t wait to surprise my loved ones!
Chay Hwai14 January, 2017 at 2:33 pm
I will make steamed fish with ginger, salted veggie in soy sauce
Ling Chan14 January, 2017 at 6:00 pm
I will make steamed cod. yummy!
rose teo14 January, 2017 at 6:31 pm
I want to make steamed cod fish, its my hubby’s favourite
Joanna Heng14 January, 2017 at 9:48 pm
I will use the vouchers to make steamboat and ngor hiang.
Ester Em14 January, 2017 at 10:47 pm
I’m going to make some Thai style steamed fish. I just made it last week and the family loves it. Would like to try a different variety of fish this time.
Cherlyn Ma14 January, 2017 at 10:51 pm
I would like to try the Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod recipe!!! My family loves cod fish!!!
Lim Jze15 January, 2017 at 12:26 am
I will be making steam fish with ginger and salted egg prawns
Grace Lee15 January, 2017 at 2:35 am
I wanna try cooking Hong Kong Style Steam Cod
Toh lay hoon15 January, 2017 at 8:46 am
I would going to cook sweet & sour fish fillet for CNY 年 年有 鱼， and HK steam cod fish my family love to eat fish.
Owen toh15 January, 2017 at 9:09 am
Will recommend it to my mom and sister who will cook reunion dinner for our family coming CNY!
Amanda Soh15 January, 2017 at 9:13 am
Bebe Gi Lee15 January, 2017 at 9:37 am
I would like to make Cantonese style steamed whole fish with Ginger, Scallion, Soy & cilantro to bring my family & myself good luck for the new year.
Ada Thong15 January, 2017 at 9:47 am
I would make prawn salad
Richard Tay15 January, 2017 at 10:01 am
My mum will steam it with the receipt, Hong-Kong style steam cod fish for the CNY reunion dinner, by steaming it will retain the taste of the freshness cod fish!
Stelia Lee15 January, 2017 at 2:27 pm
My family love fish especially Cod Fish. Will try Hong Kong Style steam cod fish for CNY. Simple and nutrition 👍
Lee Keat Yen15 January, 2017 at 3:29 pm
I’m going to make marmite chicken because my father loves to eat this dish with beer!
tania tan15 January, 2017 at 6:30 pm
hope to win.
PEARLYN PEI LIN15 January, 2017 at 8:02 pm
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, I will make our family’s favourite Pork Knuckle Soup! 豬腳~ YUMZ! My mum always love buying fresh pork from the wet markets!
Yeong Beng Tan15 January, 2017 at 8:33 pm
I will use the money to buy cod, salmon and seabass for the reunion dinner
Corin15 January, 2017 at 8:39 pm
I wanna cooked the Hongkong Steamed Cod which is great for both kids & elderly at home. They are gonna love it !
Gnaw Yeow Tan15 January, 2017 at 8:45 pm
I will make Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod if I win
Fok Kee Tan15 January, 2017 at 8:52 pm
If I win the voucher, I will use it to make Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod
Esther Kam15 January, 2017 at 9:09 pm
Wow…. The Hong Kong style Cod fish looks good in your blog. I would love to try out this dish for my family. Simple, tasty and healthy!! My kids love to eat cod fish very much.
Tey Pei Wing15 January, 2017 at 9:11 pm
If I win I will just buy the ingredients and steam the cod fish as per what Delishar shared .
Pang Pui Han15 January, 2017 at 9:21 pm
I will order the Market Fresh Family Reunion Steamboat Set with additional serving of salmon and beef!
Cindy Tan15 January, 2017 at 9:38 pm
I will like to try out Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod if I win
Fuan Cho Tan15 January, 2017 at 9:41 pm
I am interested to cook the Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod
Kassandra Tan15 January, 2017 at 9:47 pm
I will order the Market Fresh Family Reunion Steamboat Set
Teresa Tang15 January, 2017 at 9:55 pm
I will like to buy the Market Fresh Family Reunion Steamboat Set for this CNY reunion dinner
CinCin15 January, 2017 at 10:16 pm
Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish （港式蒸鱼） is one of my most favorite dish during CNY. I would usually ask my mum to prepare this dish for our family, because she’s a better cook than me and I would not want to spoil the fish due to my bad steaming skills or timing. So, she’s going to prepare this dish for us!
Kate Lee15 January, 2017 at 10:51 pm
I would love to try cooking Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod, as my girl love fish a lot.
Andrew Chia16 January, 2017 at 8:49 pm
Hongkong steamed Cod Fish
Alyssa Chong17 January, 2017 at 1:16 am
If I win the voucher, I’m going to cook Drunken Herbal Prawns for our family to enjoy.
Michelle Ang17 January, 2017 at 8:15 pm
I will buy for steamboat food items!
Paul tan17 January, 2017 at 8:36 pm
I want to do Hong Kong steamed Cod Fish!
Carol Mei Mei Lim18 January, 2017 at 5:56 am
I will make Teochew style steamed silver pomfret for reunion dinner
Robert Sim18 January, 2017 at 6:35 am
I will make my signature butter prawns for my family.
koh peng jek19 January, 2017 at 9:04 am
I am going to use this to buy ingredients for my steamboats for Chinese New year!
Lavender Teo19 January, 2017 at 10:14 am
I will like to try out the Hong Kong Style steam cod fish. Its my favourite!!
New Siaw Hoon19 January, 2017 at 10:19 am
I will make Hong Kong Style Steamed Code for my family and my two children ( 5 & 6 yo ).
Fion Teo19 January, 2017 at 10:36 am
I will make Hong Kong style steam cod if I win as its healthy and delicious!
Wong Oi Lin19 January, 2017 at 12:01 pm
Definitely steamboat dinner for reunion on CNY
Lee Xin Rong20 January, 2017 at 12:04 am
Hope to win as there are lots of fresh seafood from Market Fresh.
Lee Tong Phong20 January, 2017 at 12:10 am
I would use the vouchers to buy fresh meat and seafood for the reunion steamboat.
Lee Tong Mui20 January, 2017 at 12:13 am
I would buy fresh fish to steam for the Chinese Reunion Dinner.
Lee Tong Yong20 January, 2017 at 2:49 am
I would want to buy Cod fish to steam for my Reunion Dinner.
Andy Neo21 January, 2017 at 12:00 am
I would steam the cod fish for our reunion dinner!