How to make Korean “Domi yangnyeomgui” (도미 양념구이)
I filmed this video in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, a small fishing village in the state of Guerrero. The fish there is so fresh and delicious that I couldn’t resist trying out this simple, tasty, traditional Korean recipe, domiyangnyeomgui. It’s fried fish, but what really makes it stand out is the seasoning sauce, where the a mix of savory soy sauce, nutty sesame oil and seeds, and fresh green onion nicely compliments the fish.

This is a very traditional way of enjoying fish in Korean cuisine. Like many Korean side dishes, it’s a little salty, so you always need to pair it with rice.

You can make this with red snapper, yellow corvina, pogy — not just black snapper like I do here. You can also broil, roast, or BBQ the fish, if you don’t want to fry it.

Next time you get some good fish, try this recipe, and let me know how it goes.

ingredients (serves 3-4):

1½ pound black snapper (or red snapper), cleaned and salted
1/3 cup cooking oil
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons salt
Seasoning sauce (Yangnyeomjang):

¼ cup soy sauce
3 green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 green chili pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon hot pepper flakes
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds



  1. Hi Maangchi….I'm from India by me settled in brunei.wt my hubby..luv it Korean recipes…esp.for fish…basically I'm a fish lover…nw only in seeing it recipes..sorry for that….luv it videos…

  2. When I was in Tulum, a lot of the local fish vendors ended up with fish caught by the tourist sports fishermen…so my best and cheapest meals were in the morning at the not-so-pretty stand where the local workers came to get a cheap meal. It was no frills and you had to go to the convenience store to get your drink. I was so torn: eat at the cute restaurant with loads of ambience and shitty food or eat at this not-so-pretty corner with piping hot fish and handmade tortillas that were piping hot.


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