The Best Secret Fish Head Curry In The World

Talking about food, let me tell you a secret of the best curry fish in the world…For me. You might want to tell that YouTuber The Food Ranger about it. You watch his food video once, right? 😊

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You might wonder what fish is that, is it Spanish Mackerel (Tenggiri),

White Pomfret (Ikan Bawal Putih)

Black Pomfret (Ikan Bawal Hitam)

Silver Pomfret (Ikan Bawal Selatan)

Parrotfish (Ikan Bayan / Ikan Ketarap)

Catfish (Ikan Keli)

Snakehead fish (Ikan Haruan)

Golden Snapper (Ikan Jenahak)

Sea Bream (Ikan Kakap)

Red Sea Bream (Ikan Kakap Merah)

Tuna. Kam Cheong Yee [Chinese] (Ikan Kayu)

Albacore Tuna (Ikan Tongkol)

Malaysian Mahseer, also called Greater Brook Carp (Ikan Kelah) 

Mackerel (Ikan Kembong)

Grouper (Ikan Kerapu)

Yellowfin Grouper (Ikan Kerapu Pisang)

Yellowtail Snapper (Ikan Kunyit)

Treadfin (Ikan Kurau)

Red Snapper (Ikan Merah) 

Wolf Herring (Ikan Parang)

Stingray (Ikan Pari)

Manta Ray (Ikan Pari Hantu)

Silver Catfish (Ikan Patin) 

Scad (Ikan Selar)

Sardine (Ikan Selayang / Ikan Tamban)

Barramundi (Ikan Siakap)

Milkfish (Ikan Susu)

Shad (Ikan Terubok)

Shark (Ikan Yu/Jerung)

Okay, enough for the fish language class, “What is Malaysian fish name in English” 😊

Curry My Favorite Food or Not?

The answer is NO.

I’m 36 years old and all of my life, curry is not my most favorite food. Maybe once a while I will go and look for some curry. Most of the time will be chicken curry or meat curry and that’s all.

We don’t really cook curry at home too. My mom used to cook chicken soy sauce (Ayam masak Kicap) and I liked it very much. My partner when I request her to cook ayam kicap (chicken soy sauce) will ask me back,

Partner: “why do you like ayam masak kicap so much?”

Me: “How do I know?, I just like it”

But to be fair, I grew up eating chicken soy sauce instead of others like curry, tomato sauce and others so that might be the reason behind it. And probably my tongue has been programmed to like chicken soy sauce.

What is that best curry fish?
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Sorry, that’s not the real picture because you see, If I get a good food, pictures will be the last on my mind. I better get my tummy full than getting my phone flooded with pictures. 😊

So just imagine a big fish head, immersed in a thick curry gravy. The gravy is thick, plus with the trout fat which melted. That makes it so yummy!

When I met my partner, she once cooked this trout fish head curry and I’m hooked! Once a while I request her to cook it for me.

The Recipe?

Sorry I don’t have the recipe but I think the way She cook it, feels like the usual curry recipe, cook the curry, put in the coconut milk, put in the fish and you’re done!

..or you just follow Che Nom curry recipe below 😊

But even if I have it, I will let her keep her secret. I cannot let you guys have it. Sound a bit Greedy? YES, Absolutely.

Actually the real secret is, she is a really good cook. All of her cooking is the best. I was a slim guy a few years ago. After I met her, she constantly cooked good food for me. Now I kinda look like Uncle Vernon in the movie Harry Potter.


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2 Comments on “The Best Secret Fish Head Curry In The World”

  1. Dear Sayang…

    Thanks for the compliment. I will post the pic here if i cook the curry fish head again. After MCO we go buy fish head ok. Cannot ke sana ke sini later kena saman RM10K. Secret recipe is…when u cooked with love. xoxo 🙂

    1. Hi Baby. Yeah, cook with love! I thought so too, that’s the real recipe. Yeah after the world get back to normal, we can ke sana kesini ok? xoxo.

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