Sour snakehead soup, you should try once when visiting Vietnam


Sour snakehead soup is the dish came from the Southwest region of the Mekong Delta. Sour snakehead soup is an indispensable dish in every family meal; with slightly sweet and sour taste, it will make you feel excited when even one time of enjoying this dish.

The materials for processing sour snakehead soup are not too hard to find, you can use the vegetables available in the garden or buy at the market; the material for cooking this sour snakehead soup include:

  • 1/3 prickly pineapple
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 100 grams of bean sprouts
  • 1 peppermint (taro leaf shape variety)
  • 7 okras
  • 1 snakehead fish (you can use fish red tilapia or catfish, etc.)
  • Spices include: Sugar, salt, pepper, seasoning powder, powder it, salt, peppers, sorrel, green onions, coriander, seasoning powder.

Recipe of sour snakehead soup is also very easy, you just need to clean the fish, cut it in​​toslideswith medium size, cut into 3 or 4 parts for fish being about 500gram, marinate with a part of the above available listed spices .

Next, you need to clean vegetables, cut tomato into 4 sections, cut okra into two slightly sidelong parts, mint is cut into medium size pieces, prickly pineapple also is need to be sliced into thin slices, soak tamarind in water to make sour taste, wash and drain the bean sprout.

After you complete the above preparing steps, put the pot on the stove, pour into 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, when the oil boils, add garlic onto and fried till it turns to yellow, pour cashew powder onto then fry for 30 seconds; after that, turn on the fire, use a half of tomatoes onto, fry for 2 minutes to make beautiful color. Next, pour 3 bowls of water, boil and then add all mint, okra, pineapple into; also add into this pot 3 tablespoons of tamarind juice, 3 tablespoons of fish sauce + 1 teaspoon of seasoning powder and 2 tablespoons of sugar. When the water boil again, add fish + remaining tomato + bean sprout and cook about 2 minutes then turn off the fire, this dish is done. Before turn off the stove, you remember tasting once again to make sure the soup is good in taste. When you feel the soup has cooked enough, you turn off the stove, add fragrant herbs and pepper into the soup sour, you have already finished an extremely simple and tasty sour snakehead soup that. Sour soup should taste sweet and sour taste of the new right of you.

This dish is carefully processed, has high nutritional value, without toxic substances. The materials used to cook sour snakehead soup are mainly local people planted around their houses, only snakehead fishes are fishermen catch in the fields. Therefore, this is a safety food for the users;there was not any recorded case of the doctors of death or poisoning by eating sour snakehead soup.

If you have the opportunity to visit the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, let’s try to enjoy sour snakehead soup once, I’m sure that you will be addicted to this dish right from the first time. Today, this dish has been common in the whole territory of Vietnam and some other Asian countries, so you can enjoy this dish at any location in Vietnam. But each region has its own processing method and has been adapted to suit the tastes of local people, for example North people like to eat salty, the Central likes to eat sour taste, Southerners love to eat sweet, so they have to change to make it suitable.

If you want to enjoy the original taste of this dish, let’s visit the western provinces of South Vietnam then, wish you have a delicious meal, please share this article to your friends if you feel it is useful, and do not forget to rate 5 stars under each article if this information is necessary, goodbye and see you in the next articles!

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