Fish Soup from Manado

Ikan Kuah Asam

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By Sri Owen

Published 1994

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This is another soup that can be served as a liquid stew with plenty of plain boiled rice if you want to serve it as a one-dish meal at lunch- or supper-time. But of course it can equally well become the starter for any three- or four-course meal.

This recipe is similar to the Ambonese ikan asam pedis, except that in Ambon they use tuna fish, which they call cakalang or tongkol. I have discovered that there are several other recipes which are very