Pan fried fish is a popular dish virtually all over the globe. In China, it’s taken a little bit more seriously. What I mean by that is that there is a bit of a tradition when it comes to actually frying the fish. You do not, under any circumstances, flip the fish. It’s said to be bad luck as it represents a capsizing boat. On a side note, since we’re on the topic of China, burping is seen as a positive thing at the dinner table. It means you really enjoyed the dish.