Khmer Lemony Fish Soup

Khmer Lemony Fish Soup



Calories in serving



30 min


45 min

Chunks of fresh water fish savoring with lemon grass, rice and herbs is authentic Khmer country food. This recipe is simple but very tasty. It is the kind of food that always put a smile on my face and a warm feeling of home sweet home. It is one of the best Asian recipes in South East Asia. Cambodian people like  to prefer cooking this kind of food for serving their family and friends. Let’s start to make Khmer Lemony Fish Soup with me.


whole fresh basa, catfish or snakehead fish, cleaned and cut chunks 0.90 kg
Tablespoons uncooked Jasmine rice, rinsed and drained 2
Fresh or frozen lemon grass stalk, cut 5 inches in length and tied to bunches 1
Cups water 4
Tablespoon sugar ½
Tablespoon fish sauce 1
Teaspoon black pepper ¼
Stalks green onion, chopped 2
Chopped hot chili pepper (option) 2
Cup of chopped mix herbs of sweet basil (chee korhom), and Asian coriander ( chee xanghum) ½
Fresh lime or lemon, sliced 1

Directions to make Khmer Lemony Fish Soup

  1. Put fish, rice, lemon grass and water in a large soup pot and cook till rice tender, stirs often.
  2. Seasoning with sugar, fish sauce and black pepper.
  3. Top with green onion, chili pepper and mix herbs.
  4. Serve hot with rice.
  5. Add fresh squeezes lime juice(to your taste) to soup when eat.

Enjoy it with me

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