Curry Fish Head
A specialty specifically in Malaysia and Singapore, the curry fish head is prepared with a large fish head (preferably very meaty) in a big tub of curry brewed from traditional Indian curry powder and an assortment of spices. Other ingredients, such as vegetables and tofu are normally added in as well.
Available at food courts, hawker centres and even restaurants that specialise in brewing this delectable delicacy, it is a MUST TRY dish for all Singaporeans. I especially love the one sold at Ocean Restaurant in Toa Payoh.
Affordable and tasty, everyone should give it a try.
But, I must say that curry fish head is among the most popular dishes in Singapore and it's not surprising why. It's absolutely delicious, if you don't think about the amount of bones in the fish head. I'm sorry. It's like second best to chilli crab and if you're visiting Singapore for the first time, these two dishes are a MUST to try.
The tender fish in a blend of a big variety of spices spells D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. The curry itself is spicy, savoury, fragrant and sweet. The curry compliments with the fish hence one bite and you're sure to affirm that it is a taste of goodness.
Even if you're health conscious, you'll not regret having this dish.
Take for example, curry. The smooth, spicy liquid curry, often enriched with coconut milk, results in a mouth watering mixture that goes well with any medium, be it rice, noodles and bee hoon. It is hard to describe the ecstatic feeling of the full, rich curry in your mouth and flowing down your throat. Seriously a piece of heaven on earth.
The dish by itself often suffice for a meal when accompanied by rice. The fish head, often gigantic with large chunks of meat, serves as a good source of protein. The lady's fingers and curry vegetables provides you the vitamins you need from a meal whereas the tofu and occasionally hard boiled egg serves as a source of protein and carbohydrates. Just watch out for curry leaves in the mixture, it feels extremely unpleasant upon consumption.
Overall, my perspective towards curry fish head would be one where I can't get enough of it!
While the gravy is usually unhealthy, the rich and thick goodness of the orange, spicy gravy never fails to entice me. Where else can anyone find such tantalising hotness consuming your entire mouth? I'm a sucker for spicy food even though I can't take it - but every bite, every spoon, is worth it. The mouth-watering smell is enough to get me drooling like a dog, and when I take my first spoon, oh it is heaven in my mouth. As the spiciness engulfs and impedes my ability to taste any more after the third spoon, I am still content. The sweet after taste lingers on my craving tongue that is desperate for the numbness to subside.