Steamed Fish Steak

Basically, eating a lot of fish is supposed to help increase your milk supply. So remember to eat a lot of fish during your confinement. If you do not use the white fish specified in the recipes here, you can use threadfins (‘ngor hur’), which is believed to be breastmilk-boosting.


300g White Fish Steak

6 pcs Red Dates, stoned

50 g lean pork, julianned

10g spring onion. chopped finely

10g coriander leaves, chopped finely

2 slices old ginger, julianned finely

Marinade for Fish

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp light soya sauce

1 tbs oil



Clean and wash fish steak thoroughly. Pat dry with kitchen towel. Marinate for 5 minutes.

Add stoned red dates and shredded lean pork to marinated fish.

Pour contents onto a steaming plate, arranging the red dates and lean pork on top of the fish. Sprinkle on the ginger and steam for 10 minutes over high flame.

Garnish with spring onion and coriander leaves just before serving.

** This recipe is taken from Chinese Pregnancy & Confinement Cookbook by Ng Siong Mui.  An excellent recipe book that I love and used for my own confinement.  It has plenty of delicious recipes that are good even for a normal day’s meal.  I haven’t been able to find it in bookshops these days but it is available in the National Library.