Opo Squash with Fish Soup

November 4, 2022  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Opo Squash with Fish Soup

Delicious opo squash soup with fish is authentic recipe from Cambodia. Opo squash taste resembling to zucchini, that you either love it or hated it. Belongs to the gourd family, one of the opo squash varieties shaped like bottle, which old Khmer tale said it contains a pure black magic potion. Due to that reason , many religious and superstitious Khmer do not eat Opo squash. Because of their beliefs that religion and black magic do not mix.


4 cups of water
1 whole medium size trout or catfish, cleaned and cut chunk
2 lbs (900 gram) of opo squash, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons of roasted rice powder
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 stalks of green onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Directions to make Opo Squash with Fish Soup

  1. Put water in a soup pot, cook till water bubbling, add fish and opo squash to boiling water, cook till fish tender.
  2. Seasoning with roasted rice powder, fish sauce and sugar.
  3. Top with green onion and black pepper.
  4. Serve hot with rice.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it


Related Recipe: Vegetable Fish Stew

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 832

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏58g 21%
Cholesterol ‏258mg 86%
Total Fat ‏28g 36%
Dietary Fiber ‏5g 18%
Protein ‏107g 214%
Sodium ‏4738mg 206%
Sugars ‏14g 28%


30 min


30 min




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