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If you like tilapia and coconut milk like me then this recipe is for you.

Try it, creamy and full of flavor.


2 pieces tilapia, (about a lb each) scaled and cleaned 

1 1/2 cup coconut milk 

3 garlic cloves, minced 

2 thumb-size ginger, minced 

1 stem lemongrass, cut into 4

1 tablespoon cooking oil 

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1/2 cup water

Salt and black ground pepper to taste

Cooking Direction:

Using a wok saute ginger and garlic in cooking oil till caramelized.

Add lemon grass, water and bring to a quick boil.

Add fish, fish sauce, ground pepper and simmer in low fire for 5 minutes.

Taste test if more salt needed.

Pour in coconut milk, cover wok and simmer in low fire for 10 minutes or till fish is fully cooked and sauce thickens.

Remove from heat, serve with steam rice and enjoy!

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