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When I was young, we made it a point to have a soup dish in every meal, in retrospect, I guess that’s a great way to have kids having enough liquid in our diet?

Anyway,  I remember that one of my favorites of such soup dishes were the salted fish bone tofu and pork soup.  So when I was at Kota Kinabalu not too long ago, I made it a point to get myself some good quality whole kurau salted fish that includes the boney bits.

So here’s the recipe I got from mom.

salted fish bone tofu


  • salted fish bone (preferably ikan kurau)
  • a bulb of garlic, peeled
  • an inch of ginger, sliced
  • spring onion, cut into 2 inches length
  • pork slices, 300-500 gram
  • tofu, 2 blocks
  • 2 liter of water
  • 4-5 tablespoon cooking oil


  • soak fish bone for half an hour
  • fry garlic, ginger and fish bone till fragrant
  • add pork slices and brown the exterior
  • add water and bring to boil for at least half hour
  • add tofu for the last minute, add spring onion too

Comfort food for rainy days for sure!

Discuss : KY cooks – Salted Fish Bone Tofu Soup

  1. Salted fish and tofu soup? Gotta try this, never seen before. Salted veg & tofu, yes. At best, I had salted fish on tofu, steamed.

  2. I also have not had salted fish bone in soups before but I do know that salted fish bone curry is very nice especially the one my mother-in-law makes with added prawns & pineapples. Good quality salted fish bone is not easy to find here.

  3. Never had such a luxury to enjoy salted fish bone tofu soup before. I guess my family is not a big fan of salted fish.

  4. Soup flavoured by salted fish bone, what’s not to like! But can we get solely salted fish bones in the market because if I buy the whole salted fish, it will takes me forever to finish it 😛

    • choi yen: you can send me the salted fish and keep the bone I’m ok with that. haha.

  5. I love tofu! I will surely going to try this.

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