In a frying pan over medium heat, heat about 2 tablespoons oil. Add dried fish and lightly fry, turning once or twice as needed. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
In a pot over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon oil. Add onions, garlic and chili peppers and cook until limp and aromatic.
Add jackfruit and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 to 5 minutes. Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
Add coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until vegetable is tender and liquid is reduced.
Add coconut cream and stir to combine. Add dried fish. Continue to cook for about 7 to 10 minutes or until liquid is thickened and begins to render fat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.