Song Fish Head (Carp)


Though Carp Fish is not a popular fish and icky but tastes good if prepared correctly.

Fresh fish is both a joy and a privilege, and thus the short window of time to enjoy such quality should not be squandered. This includes the head.


Rub coarse salt over the entire Song Fish Head (Carp Fish) to remove the sliminess. Do this a couple of times until the fish is clean.


Bring water to boil in a large pot. Poached the fish head for about 10 minutes or even longer depending  on the thickness of the fish.

Drained and set aside.

In the meantime prepare the ingredients to cook with the poached fish head.

The key ingredients for this dish are minced bean paste, chopped spring onions, chopped salted vegetable mustard, minced garlic and chopped fresh red chillies.


Add cooking oil to the pan and sautéed the above ingredients and bring to a boil.

If you prefer to have a thicker gravy do not add too much water. Adjust accordingly.

In a large serving plate, placed the poached fish and add the gravy over the entire fish head.

The salted vegetable mustard and bean paste has sufficient flavour so you don’t need too much seasoning.

Taste the gravy and adjust to your desired taste.

Serve hot.



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Eel with Honey Teriyaki Sauce


Eel wriggling creatures are healthy, nutritious and tasty. Meaty but very slippery due to the jelly like texture.

Contain Omega-6 fatty acids, and so have all the benefits of other oily fish such as mackerel and salmon.


Rub a generous amount of coarse salt over the entire body of the eel and rinse with tap water to remove the slimy texture. You will need to do this step at least a few rounds.

When done, cut the eel to your desired thickness.


Seasoned the eel with olive oil, minced garlic, chopped shallots and grounded pepper.

Marinate the eel with Honey Teriyaki Sauce.

Lightly coat the marinated eel with some corn flour.


In a sauté pan over medium high heat, sear the eel until golden brown.

Brush more Honey Teriyaki Sauce on both sides of the eel before serving.