Cambodian Fish Noodle Soup

July 23, 2017  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Cambodian Fish Noodle Soup

Khmer noodle soup with fish and finger rhizome root is very delicious. It is one of the best Asian recipes in South East Asia. Cambodian people like  to prefer cooking this kind of food. Let’s start to make Cambodian Fish Noodle Soup with me.


Package rice vermicelli noodle1
cups water8
Filet Snake head fish, basa fish or catfish1 kg
Cups water6
Cloves garlic, minced4
Tablespoon minced fresh or frozen finger rhizome roots1
Cup fresh or frozen minced lemon grass½
Tablespoon minced fresh galanga root, or frozen galanga root1
Chili pepper(option)2
Teaspoon turmeric powder, or ½ teaspoon grated fresh turmeric root (option)½
Tablespoons roasted rice powder2
Stalks green onion, chopped2
Tablespoons vegetable oil2
Tablespoon fish sauce1
Tablespoon sugar1
Tablespoons creamy style pickle fish *pahok*2

Directions to make Cambodian Fish Noodle Soup

  1. Cook 8 cups water in a large pot till water bubbling, and then add noodle to boiling water and cook till noodle tender. Pour cooked noodle in a colander, rinses under cold water and set it a side to drain.
  2. In a large pot, cook 6 cups water till water bubbling, add fish to boiling warer and cook till fish tender.
  3. Removed cooked fish from soup pot, put fish in a large bowl and keep soup stock simmering on the stove.
  4. Using a fork to breaks down cooked fish to small pieces, set it a side.
  5. In a blender, put garlic, finger rhizome root, lemongrass, galanga root,chili pepper, turmeric, roasted rice powder, green onion and 1 cup fish broth, blended well and set it a side.
  6. Heat up a skillet or wok.
  7. When wok is hot, add oil and prepared spices, stirs, add cooked fish, stirs well, pour it in with soup broth and cook till broth bubbling.
  8. Seasoning with fish sauce,sugar and creamy style pickle fish(pahok), simmering for 15 minutes before serve.


In a serving bowl, put some mix vegetables(bean sprouts mix with shredded cabbage, cucumber, banana blossom and mint), put some cooked noodle on top noodle and pour hot soup over. Serve immediately.

Enjoy Sit with me

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Calories in serving



30 min


30 min


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