Salmon with Five Tastes

Salmon with Five Tastes
  • Serves 1
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins


  • 100 g sliced salmon
  • 10 g spring onion
  • 3 x cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 10 g fresh chili pepper, seeds removed
  • 20 g fresh coriander leaves
  • 50 g thick soy sauce
  • 20 g ketchup
  • 100 ml white sesame oil
  • 10 g sugar
  • 15 g sweet and spicy sauce
  • optional: water - salt - pepper to taste


  1. 1

    Cut the spring onion, chili pepper, garlic and coriander into pieces and stir them with thick soy sauce, ketchup, white sesame oil, sugar, sweet and spicy sauce

  2. 2

    You might want to dilute with a little water and add extra seasoning to taste

  3. 3

    Fry the salmon pieces with salt and pepper until they are crispy and nicely coloured on all sides

  4. 4

    Pour over the mixed sauce and serve immediately


Did you know that the basic rule in traditional Chinese cuisine is that the five flavours - sour, sweet, bitter, hot and salty - must be combined in a meal to achieve balance and harmony? And did you know this might sound more complicated than it is? Check out this tasty and easy recipe. Ready in less than 15 minutes!

Recipe by: Christine Liang - Product Manager, Taiwan