Hope to get this done over w/e.
Its classic Malaysia nonya dish, & considered one of those bench mark dishes for restaurants & home kitchens.If the fish head curry is good then the kitchen has real cred. " Marry her son the girl can cook"
Cooking/travel shows like Rick Steins East Asian Odyessy & Anthony Bourdain both showcase this dish. Big parties will always order it if its on the menu to share.
At the fish market they keep the heads of certain fish seperate because its a big w/e seller for family gatherings in our Asian community.
I want blue eye cod,bass groper or big eye cod. All big deep water white flesh fish.
I figure you cant get much more nose to tail than a fish head
I intend to make this 100% authentic no shortcuts so I have to run around & get fresh turmeric,galangal & tamarind.