Ingredients :

  • 1 Package, 500 gm, rice vermicelli noodle
  • 2 liters (8 cups) water
  • 1 kg (~2 lb) Filet Snake head fish, basa fish or catfish
  • 1.5 liters (6 Cups) water
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced  finger-root
  • ½ Cup  minced lemon grass
  • 1 Tablespoon minced  galanga root
  • 2 Chillie (option)
  • ½ Teaspoon turmeric powderor grnd fresh root.
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted rice powder
  • 2 Stalks green onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy style pickle fish *bprahok*

Method :
  1. Heat 2 liters water in a large pot until boiling, add noodles to boiling water and cook according to pkt directions. Pour cooked noodles in a colander, rinse under cold water and set aside to drain.
  2. In a large pot, boil 6 cups water , add fish  and cook till  tender.
  3. Remove cooked fish from soup pot and transfer to a large bowl and keep soup stock simmering on the stove.
  4. Use a fork to shred cooked fish and set aside.
  5. In a blender, put garlic, finger-root, lemongrass, galanga, chillie, turmeric, roasted rice powder, green onion and 1 cup fish broth, blend well and set aside.
  6. Heat up a skillet or wok.
  7. When  hot, add oil and prepared spices, stir, add cooked fish and stir well, pour it in with soup broth and cook till broth boils.
  8. Season with fish sauce,sugar and creamy style pickled fish(bprahok). Simmer for 15 minutes.
To serve:
  • In a serving bowl, put some mixed vegetables( bean sprouts with shredded cabbage, cucumber, banana blossom and mint), place some cooked noodles on top and pour hot soup over the whole contents
  • Serve immediately.