Nose Clearing Soup
Stuffed nose? Need to unclog? Here's an unorthodox remedy for relieving stuffy nose. Some find 'wasabi' a Japanese horseradish an instant relieve but I know of a soup that might just do the same. I don't know what this fish is called but in Cantonese is called 'Chei Yee Chai', I have it in the photo below, go figure... if you happen to know the name please tell me. This fish has a lot of scales and the smaller the size of the fish, the sweeter to soup.
5-6 fish, wash and gut but leave the scales on because we only want the sweetness of the fish in the soup. Add 3 lemongrass (bruised), 3 large red chilis (slit), 2 bird-eye chilis (slit) and a little fish sauce, a drop of dark soya sauce, pepper and light soya sauce to taste. Boil all the ingredients in a pot of filtered water (except the fish) until the chilis are soft and the lemongrass turns colour, then add the fish and continue to boil for 30 minutes or until the soup is tasty. Drink hot!