just a quick update.
this time i made some larpok crispy lard just like zichar outside. it went well with the song fish head 松鱼头.
just a matter of making the spicy black bean sauce. the rest steaming etc are straightforward. 🙂
excellent dish! my favorite always!
only that for this evening because i had to steam both patin & song fish head simultaneously (at first i intended to do one in the steam oven, then the next), i had to place it in a smaller round dish to steam over the hob. there is a slight difference as there is less condensation so sauce is drier & thicker.