Khanom Jeen Nam Ya, the authentic fish curry of Southern Thailand

Would you like to know what are the most popular dishes in Koh Samui ? Not the ones you'll find on the menu of a fancy restaurant but the dishes Thai people like to prepare and eat at home ?

The spicy fish curry with rice noodles is one of those. It belongs to the food tradition of Southern Thailand and is highly appreciated. Easy to prepare, it is a whole meal in itself.

Serves 2


A fish around 500 g or 400 fish fillets

500 ml vegetable stock

200 ml coconut milk

1 lemongrass stalk, sliced

1 kaffir lime leaf, sliced

4 shallots, sliced

Curry paste :

5 dry spur chilies, deseeded, stems removed

1 lemongrass stalk, chopped