Through the ages, “fish” has formed an indissoluble bond with the Spring Festival, forming the “fish” culture of the Spring Festival, which is full of interest. There is a folk saying that “there is no seat without fish”, especially for the new year’s Eve dinner, every family needs a fish. Because “fish” is homonymous with “surplus”, it means “surplus every year”, symbolizing abundance in the new year. My family loves to eat fish. We must make a whole fish every new year’s festival, which means “more than every year”. Especially at the new year’s Eve dinner, we must make a big fish, put it on a large plate and put it in the center of the table. The fish head must be facing the tallest elder in the family. There is also an ancestral rule in the family. If guests come to the family during the new year, they must make a whole fish to entertain the guests, and the fish head must face the guests, symbolizing more than happy and auspicious celebrations. This is a rule passed down from generation to generation by the older generation. Carp symbolize auspiciousness. Since ancient times, there has been a story of carp jumping over the dragon’s gate.


A carp
Appropriate amount of vegetable oil
Proper amount of salt
10g ginger
1 octagonal


Step 1
Ingredients: carp accessories: vegetable oil, salt, onion, ginger, garlic, star anise, sugar, cooking wine, soy sauce, monosodium glutamate

Step 2
Clean and wash the carp, wipe with salt and marinate for more than 10 minutes

Step 3
Chopped scallion, ginger and garlic

Step 4
Cool oil in hot pot

Step 5
Oil heat 70% lower carp

Step 6
Fry until golden on both sides and remove

Step 7
Leave the oil at the bottom of the pot, add onion, ginger, garlic and star anise, and stir fry until fragrant

Step 8
Add carp, soy sauce, sugar and cooking wine, add water and bring to a boil

Step 9
Turn the fire down for 20 minutes

Step 10
Add salt

Step 11
Add monosodium glutamate

Step 12
Just collect the juice over high heat