Add the ground white pepper and cooking wine to the gutted fish. While it’s sitting, slice the garlic and chop the scallions
Heat the cooking oil and fry the fish for around five minutes until both sides are cooked on the surface.
Take out the fish and pour out 4/5 of the oil. To the hot oil, add the garlic and scallions and fry for two minutes until you can smell them. Add the fish back to the pot together with water that is halfway to the height of the fish. Add the sugar cubes and soy sauce. Put the lid on and let it cook for about 15 minutes or longer if you prefer to. Bon appetite! 😋