Let's even keep our food adventurous. Meaning? Let's venture to dishes from other parts of the world. Can't be all the time Malaysian food? Sometimes we want the change? If you are asking me, yes and why not, what not and since fish is a regularity in my house, I? (Grilled Salmon, Assam Fish Curry, Malaysian Indian Fish Curry, Grilled Fish In Banana Leaf, & Shark Curry). I decided to food venture outside my comfort zone and? Vietnames Fish Soup (Mutton Soup). Nothing a complicated matter, trust me especially for soup making (Lamb Pho). Even this Vietnamese Fish Soup. Very easy. Simmer and you get a mixed bag of spiciness, tanginess, sweetness and saltiness.
400g threadfin/kurau fish - cut into bite sizes
1 inch ginger - crushed/smashed
4 shallots - crushed/smashed
1 lemongrass - bruised
1/2 tbsp lemon juice (or as needed)
3 to 4 birds eye chillies - optional
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
2 stalks spring onion - cut into 1 inch length
Palm sugar - a tiny piece
1 tbsp oil
1/2 liter of water
Salt to taste
Mix fish with crushed ginger, shallots and smashed lemongrass.
Heat oil and lightly fry fish for aroma relieving.
Pour water and simmer to cook fish.
Season with salt.
Stir and simmer for another minute.
Remove from heat, garnish with spring onion.