Gulai Ikan

Fish Curry

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By William Wongso

Published 2016

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It may seem intimidating for a first timer to eat a fish head. But actually there is a large quantity of meat inside a fish head. Most importantly, the meat inside a fish head is full of flavor. You can use any kind of white-fleshed fish, but choose ones that have less fat, like barramundi.


  • 500 gr snapper fish head
  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 10



  1. Make spice paste: Process shallot, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, red chilli, pepper and galangal in a blender or food processor till smooth.
  2. Sauté spice paste until fragrant. Add coconut cream. Keep stirring until the oil from coconut milk starts to separate out.
  3. Add water and fish head. Cook over medium heat until the