The name doesn’t sound inspiring (yucky, in fact), but I can assure you, it tastes amazing. It is actually Malaysian street food, if I am not mistaken. I had it a few times when I lived in Malaysia.
So how did I come to be making this? It started when I posted a photo of the fish bites I made on Facebook, with the comment that my daughter doesn’t want to eat it.
One of my friends suggested I made milky fish noodles with the uneaten fish. So here it is.
The recipe (my version):
Salmon pieces (you can use any fish)
2 tbsp brandy
3 tbsp flour
Marinade the salmon pieces and leave for an hour or so. Add the flour and fry until crispy. Whilst the salmon is marinating, make the soup. Note: I did not have fish stock in my freezer, so I used chicken stock.
Herbs, as shown above – coriander root, lime leaves, ginger (important ingredient), 2 tomatoes.
4 chicken stock
2 cups milk
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
Boil everything up. Season to taste. Just before serving, add some brandy to the soup.
Precook some noodles (I use linguine #10, as we do not eat rice noodles). Blanch some greens. Assemble the dish with the noodles, veggies and fish. Garnish with coriander and chopped red chilies. And here you go, a very yummy dish indeed.