Saturday 25 April 2015

Fish Bang Chick

Boy : Mom, you are turning the meat upside down, inside-out, left to right .... what are you searching ?
Mom : I'm trying to find the piece of cheese that "giap" sandwich in between the chicken and fish !
Girl : Ha ha ! Fishy Chicky Bang Bang !

Manhattan Fish Market is one of my big kids' favourite dining places as they love the deep fried seafood + french fries. Sometimes, their promotion menu is also quite value for $$$ too that it won't burn a 'big hole' in mom's purse. I'm not a fish lover but occasionally I don't mind having a plate of Fish & Chips with loaded chilli sauce (instead of tartar sauce ... lol).  Some weeks ago, we dined at the restaurant and a menu called Fishy Chicky Bang Bang that caught my attention ... with intro :
It's a match made in cheddar cheese heaven with dory fillet on one side and chicken fillet on the other. 

With that bang bang thing in my mind, I try to replicate something similar for our dinner.  Yea, I've not been making deep-fried stuff lately, so it's about time lol ... (gosh! I dislike the cleaning up in the kitchen though).  I don't have the recipe but roughly make the batter and come up with this ....

As I don’t wish to infringe any copy right, shall call this ....
Fish Bang Chick
Note : I cut the cheddar cheese half, cut the chicken and fish into almost the same squarish sizes and able to cover the cheese when sandwiched together.

Ingredients :
2 skinless chicken breast, butterfly slice halves and cut into 4 pieces for each breast meat. Total 8 pieces.
Season the chicken with some salt and pepper for at least 30 minutes.

300 - 400g Dory fillet cut into 8 squarish size
Season the fish with a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

4 slices Cheddar cheese (halves each slice to make 8 pieces)

1 - 2 tablespoon cornflour

Cooking oil - enough to cover the meat for deep frying in pan.

Ingredients for batter :
100g plain flour
20g cornflour
Pinch of salt & pepper
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
100ml - 150ml *water

Method :
In a clean dry bowl, mix flour, baking powder, egg, salt & pepper together.

Whisk in *water gradually until the consistency is smooth but thick and will coat the back of a spoon.
*do adjust the texture with more or less water.

To sandwich the chicken & fish :
Lightly coat one side of the chicken with cornflour. Then place a slice of cheese on the meat coated with cornflour. Top the cheese with fish fillet.

Heat the cooking oil in frying pan on medium-high flame.

Dip the 'sandwiched' meat into the batter, coat well and slowly drop it into the hot oil. Lower the flame to medium to prevent batter being burnt too quickly.

Deep fry about 6 - 8 minutes or until golden. Over turn the meat 2 - 3 times in between the frying process.

Oh ! where's the cheese ? Melted inside ...

Boy : Nice, can taste the cheese.  Should put 2 big thick slices of cheddar cheese next time ! Good.

Well, that's our 'giap' & bang  Fish Bang Chick! ha.. ha..  Although we really enjoyed the crispy deep-fried entrée and my big kids said that the taste is quite close ... somehow I think I should try with beer batter (heard of it) ... Ha.. ha ... Meantime, taking a "short break" from oily homemade fried food now. 

Happy cooking  ^-^! Have a great weekend !

Submitting this post to the event : Little Thumbs Up - April 2015 Theme Chicken organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabe 



  1. This is something new to me...hmm deep fried cheese "giap" sandwiched between meat and fish...from the photos look very mouth-watering. I am drooling now.

    1. Thanks Nancy. I find this slightly more difficult to 'giap' than just rolling the ham & cheese in chicken cordon bleu.

  2. This looks good! MFM is quite expensive, but I like their fish and chips. My kids' favourite too!
    Yours with the cheese in the centre would put a big smile on my cheese-loving kids' faces!

    1. Hi Joyce,
      Thanks. Yes I like their fish and chips too ... and we dine there with coupons ... ^-^!

  3. You are making me hungry! My motto is the more cheese the better! I agree with boy :p

    1. hee hee ... yea I will try another time with more cheese ^-^!

  4. Sorry Karen, I think I should have come over hear earlier, so I can try your delicious fish bang chick! :D

    1. Hee hee ...thanks, glad that you dropped by anytime, Ann.

  5. such a cute name! i certainly love the cheese that giap in between the fish and the chick...yums!

    1. Thanks Lena. My big kids love this and I'll try another time with more cheese & different batter recipe ^-^!

  6. Hi Karen,

    You are so creative naming this dish... fish bang chick. Cute name!!! For me only, I will "torture" chicken and fish and giap more cheese inside!

    Three cheers for more giap!!! ... less money spent in Mahatten Fish market... ha ha ha. Hope that MFM won't be upset seeing my comment :p


    1. Thanks Zoe. Hee ... hee... like your "three cheers for more giap!!!"

  7. Karen, what an unusual dish and an even more unusual name! Must be nice to be able to eat fish and chicken at the same time :)

    1. Agree with you Phong Hong, as my big kids have the best of both plus cheese ... Have a long good weekends !

  8. Hi Karen, wow never seen a combination of fish and chicken together before. I'm with you, cleaning up after a deep-fry is a nightmare! Secretly wishing I own an air-fryer, wonder if it'll work?

    1. Ha ha ! Jasline, you go get an air-fryer but I don't wish to own an "white elephant" though ^-^!

  9. This Fish Bang Chick make me think about "炸年糕“。
    The cheese can be replace with the nian gao and the chicken and fish can be the yam slice and sweet potato slice.
    hah...hah.....Don't you think they are alike?
    Anyway thanks for sharing this unusual dish ,thumbs up for you !

  10. Hi Aunty Young,
    Come to think of it, it's quite true as I sometimes made fried nian gao 'giap' with sweet potato and yam too ... the sweet version ^-^!


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