Friday, February 10, 2006

Ca' Ke`o Fish

My sister prepared a really nice special southern fish hot pot called Ca Keo for our dinner while I was staying with her in Saigon. Ca Keo is a small, thin, long white fish with not too many bones and a delicious flavour.
She made the stock by following a special recipe which included lots of herbs, bean shoots, lotus, water spinach, banana, Bach Tang, Giang and Dang vegetable, lots of green veggies and a really special vegetable called Nhut vegetable which is only available in the south. She bought the live fishes, mixed them in vinegar and salt to get rid of all the scales from the fish, and then boiled them for a few minutes before eating them straight by deeping some fish sauce with chiili.

This is a very healthy dish especially from Ho Chi Minh City that can be served with different noodles or rice.

7 comments:

Venitha said...

Oh, yum! How do I get on your sister's invitation list? =)

fooDcrazEE said...

got a pic bro ? I didnt taste this in HCMC. Maybe i had but dont know the name. My Viet sux anyway

Crystal said...

Fish is really healthy and I should eat more of it, but in U.S. there's a lot of concern about the Mercury levels. The dinner must have tasted wonderful, just your description of the recipe makes me want to try something like that!

slurp! said...

hmm .. I have ca kho to in HCMC, how different is this? thks!

black feline said...

now this is what i called comfort food for the soul!

Godknows said...

Hi,
Venitha, come to Vietnam and see me, I will take you down to Ho Chi Minh City to my sister's house :
Slurp, people cooks Ca Kho To with different fish mate.
You guy should try this dish whenever come to Sai Gon, a really healthy and good dish.

Anonymous said...

My Mom made "Ca keo kho to" which is the best. Don't know how she make it but I will ask her the recipe next time I am in SG.