Skip to main content

Cambodian Sour Fish Soup

Just in case you are wondering how do I know to make Cambodian Sour Fish Soup, there's nothing for me to say right (Angkor Wat & Siem Reap)? No point repeating over and over like a parrot right (Phnom Penh Noodle Soup)? Furthermore, I shouldn't also mention their neighboring country Vietnam (Vietnamese Steamed Fish & Vietnamese Fish Soup)?  Pretty much logically, I don't need a long intro for substantiating this Cambodian Sour Fish Soup. Thank god! Nevertheless, it will be good if I relate some of the fish recipes I have already shared with all you beautiful people (Indian Fish Curry, Asam Pedas, Thai Crispy Fish, Steamed White Pompret & Ikan Masak Kicap) and what is the cooking story to Cambodian Sour Fish Soup? Oh, so easy, so uncomplicated, so straightforward, so food slurping and you add local veggies. Notably, mine had to okra/bendi/ladies fingers and I added some turmeric powder for bright hue and extra flavor (Nyonya Fish SoupThai Fish Soup & Mutton Soup).
Ingredients
2 pieces (about 450) Indian Mackerel/Ikan tenggiri (cut into chunks)
4-5 okra/bendi - cut into two pieces
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
Lime juice - as needed (optional)
1 tbsp fish sauce (or as needed)
Salt to taste

For the broth (pound/blend coarsely)
1 lemongrass
1-2 red chilies
3 shallots
3-4 garlic
1/2 inch ginger

Method
Add everything except the lime juice in a pot with 3/4 litre of water.
Simmer over very low heat till fish and okra are cooked.
Off the heat and combine in lime juice. 
















Comments

  1. Domain going missing, I am looking forward to complete story :0
    I am going to try this soup , it's getting cold in India and having soup is my fav thing in such cold weather
    Have a great week
    Kisses
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow we eat fish alot, and heard about cutlets and pakodas, never thought of soups :O Its so much new to me! hope it was delicious as much as we eat :D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the colour of this, really vibrant.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great to know at last you received your domain back. I am wondering for some time to take my site to another level to activate the chances I am receiving.but still confused as I am happy with blogger.
    Btw a nice & delicious soup for winters and an interesting twist with okra

    ReplyDelete
  5. One healthy soup, fish and okra very very lovely combo...

    ReplyDelete
  6. what happened to ur site had problem finding it yesterday, apt dish for this climate.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your domain went missing? I would have freaked out. So glad you got everything back to normal and reclaimed all your hard work. As for the recipe, it's a refreshingly simple, pungent but tangy way of enjoying fish with nothing more than a few aromatics, turmeric and citrus based flavors. I'm pretty sure my mother made something similar for me but used coconut milk, ala ikean masak lemak style.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have never tried fish and okra together, the soup looks really good Nava.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nava, so good to see this post...and I want to know how such things can happen...and thanks for including my blog-name. Your dish looks delicious. Okra isn't commonly used with fish but I'd love to try out this combination.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh Nava, can't tell you how relieved I feel visiting this space today. Have been checking daily and was greeted by a smiling lady instead of my favourite curries and soups. I can tell you I was missing this space with all the sugar and cookie overload (including myself) around the blog-o-sphere. I can imagine your ordeal and will surely learn a few things from your experience.
    Now coming to my favourite part. The soup looks fabulous as usual and so simple to make. Okra in a soup is just what I need at the moment to give to my kids. I have only done stir frys with them until now.
    Keep up your never-give-up attitude and keep those dishes coming for us. We love them:-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. interesting combo n looks delicious!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sad to hear about the domain mishap. Glad you were able to restore.
    So up is comfort food anytime. That is a crazy combination if fish and okra but the soup looks too good.
    Thanks for sharing. .

    ReplyDelete
  13. Now you are back i guess .Sorry for your hard time nava.Fish soup looks perfect for rainy weather .Never heard of fish soup (may be little illetrate in this part).we usually do cut okras and here okras are still full hmm so many varieties .I am not sure about the second ingredient in the broth ( going to google it ).

    ReplyDelete
  14. So so glad you have your domain back and up again.. the soup looks very comforting :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I never had this combination, fish and okra...this soup sounds and looks delicious, love the lemongrass and the spices in it...yum!
    Hope you are having a great week Nava :D

    ReplyDelete
  16. looks nice...loved the clicks..I am vegetarian...will try something else.with okra..
    My recent one :http://www.vanitynoapologies.com/2013/12/colorbar-glide-eye-pencils-reviews-swatches-flirty-turq-prunella-coal-mine.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. This sounds scary, but glad to hear you got your domain back. Fish soup looks yummy, interesting combination of flavors.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank Goodness all went well, Nava! Tried visiting your blog several times but were down. I can fully understand the panic etc. Really happy for you that things finally worked out & you've got a beautiful dish for your readers! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yummy soup............................the combination of fish and okra is awesome!! We also combine veggies with fish in oriya cuisine.....makes for a wholesome and balanced meal!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Nava, your comfort soup look very appetizing. I love ikan tenggiri, the combination with bendi sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Sorry to hear about it but I'm glad your got back your dormain. Happy blogging.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great to see you back !
    hope everything have been sorted out.

    ReplyDelete
  22. What your domain went missing?! I am eager to read your post on that...
    Take care and don't strain yourself.
    Bhindi is my favorite...I'll have to think of something to replace the fish with :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks for sharing such an informative posts so keep it up man!!
    Register Softwares

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looks appetizing. Though I admit, I'm not too adventurous with food. New tastes bother me. Hope this one would change my mind about foreign food.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hello Navneetham...I am happy that it is fixed...However did not get an update of this recipe on the blog list...thx for the recipe...Happy Blogging

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Malaysian Sodhi (Indian Coconut Milk Stew)

Sodhi. Coconut milk infused and laced ( Shrimp Coconut Milk ) Indian coconut stew. In fact, sodhi is the branching of  Masak Lemak ( Vegetarian Malay Spinach Coconut Stew ), or vice-versa or whichever. Sodhi is definitely a popularity amongst the Indians and without a doubt, in my house as well. Sodhi is usually drenched over rice, and eaten alongside side dishes. Trust me, nothing like sodhi soaking or flooding up your rice and then, using your hands for mushy-mushy diving inside eating style. Sodhi. Like, every once a week in my house. In other words, a regularity and it is a dish that can be put up effortlessly. Needless to say, easy cooking and mind you, there are other variances of sodhi too, which I have already shared before ( Malu Kirata , Kiri Hodi , Prawn Sodhi & Cabbage Sodhi ). This latest sodhi? Basically, the humble, basic simplicity, but why a Malaysian Sodhi? Well, Cooked by this “The Crazy Lover” who is a typical, true and true Malaysian, and cooked in her, most o

Mochakottai Karuvadu Kulumbu (Field Beans Salted Fish Curry)

Look at this earthen pot and in it thick, salty, spicy and vibrantly exciting to our palates and eyes  Mochakottai Karuvadu Kulumbu (Field Beans Salted Fish Curry). Like immediately can trigger our hunger throne right? I know. I am definitely a big fan of this Indian style salted fish curry and salted fish on the whole by itself ( Spicy Ikan Bilis Potato , Sambal Tumis Ikan Bilis  &  Sambal Kentang Ikan Asin ), can drive me crazy because I so love saltiness. In fact, every day can be a salted fish meal day for me ( Salted Fish Pickle , Bean Sprouts Salted Fish  & Steamed Pork Salted Fish ). But, I think we all know it? Too much of saltiness and salt can ruin our health? Of course. Then again, there is such a thing as every now and then saltiness as our best friend? How do make this salted fish curry? Nothing much, no major confusing cooking matter ( Salted Fish Bone Curry ). My recipes as always will never cause you to struggle in the kitchen. Ingredients listed below

Restoran Orkid Thai - Section 9, Shah Alam

By the third day, Iphone 7 started showing its dark side. Really a terrifying-horrible shocking discovery, it kept rebooting every now and then for no apparent reason. Obviously, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Duh! Its a brand new phone I paid from  my savings ( Da De Bak Kut Teh Subang Jaya ), never ever have I encountered such a problem with my previous faithfully yours 6 year old Iphone 5. Absolutely heart wracking, I really couldn’t find the time ( Karaikudi Chicken Curry & Fikcles Cafe Taman Tun ) to rush to the service centre amidst the busyness of getting ready for the family wedding and another travel venture ( Oats Fried Prawn s ). Keeping my fingers crossed, hoping it’s just a minor teething problem, I went ahead with shopping nearby Plaza Shah Alam and Plaza Masalam. Accompanied by my niece, we bought a couple of things and then of course, naturally, shopping is more or less regarded as synonymous with hunger throne.