Chinese-Style Fish Head Curry

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Appears in
Chinese Heritage Cooking

By Christopher Tan and Amy Van

Published 2018

  • About

In Singapore’s multicultural milieu, dishes and cuisines fluidly absorb influences from each other. Although fish head dishes do exist in India (such as Bengali muri ghonto or fish head with dhal), Singapore fish head curry is said to have been invented around 1949 by an enterprising south Indian chef, Gomez, at his stall in Sophia Road. A Chinese restaurant, Soon Heng, started serving its own rendition just a few years afterwards. Today, Chinese cooks often steam the fish head befor