It's the Common Snakehead. haha..... We Chinese valued it for its medicinal value when eaten. It is highly recommended for post-operation patients because it is good for healing wounds.
If you're feeling tired and stressed, you might want to have a double-boiled snakehead fish soup with American ginseng to help boost your energy. Some traditional Chinese recipes using the snakehead are popular with mothers as they are believed to help nursing mothers improve their milk flow as well as volume.
Don't ask me if men would have milk flowing out after they drink too much. I haven't tried that on my guys. hehe.......
3rd generation stall-owner, Mrs Evon Wong is more than happy to share recipes with her customers. I was very impressed when I overheard her telling a male customer how to boil soup for his wife who was hospitalised for a surgery. She even gave her handphone number for him to call should he encounter problems. How sweet of her!
For health-conscious wives, you may want to check this stall out for some good advice on nutritious soups for your family. Mrs Wong has some great recipes.
She sells live fish and frogs. After the customer has selected them, she would clean and gut them. She sells fresh crocodile meat (good for asthmatic patients) too. All these are wonderful ingredients in traditional Chinese recipes for nutritious or healing dishes.
Block 335 B1-61/62 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex, Singapore 050335.
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