Filipino Hot and Sour Fish Soup

Filipino Hot and Sour Fish Soup


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About this recipe: A super-easy and healthy fish soup, made by simmering tilapia fillets in a tamarind soup base with daikon radish, pak choi and tomatoes. It's sour in taste, but this is an appetiser enhancer.

Meli D

Serves: 4 

  • 225g tilapia fillets, cut into chunks
  • 1 small head pak choi, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 115g thinly sliced daikon radish
  • 4 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 750ml water
  • 2 dried red chillies (optional)

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. In a medium pot, combine the tilapia, pak choi, tomatoes and daikon radish. Stir together the tamarind paste and water; pour into the pot. Toss in the chilli peppers if using. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes or just until the fish is cooked through. Even frozen fish will cook in less than 10 minutes. Do not over cook, otherwise the fish will fall apart. Ladle into bowls to serve.


Daikon radish and tamarind paste can be purchased in Oriental speciality stores.

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