Fish Head with Green Apple Soup

Fish Head with Green Apple Soup, a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish, is a unique and refreshing soup that combines the natural sweetness of green apples with the savory taste of fish head. This delightful creation features the infusion of green apple slices and tender fish head, simmered together in a flavorful broth. The dish’s popularity lies in its delightful blend of flavors, as the green apples add a subtle tanginess that complements the richness of the fish head broth. Additionally, the dish is believed to have cooling properties, making it a favored choice among diners seeking a refreshing and flavorsome culinary experience during their Zi Char dining moments..

Why Do People Love Fish Head with Green Apple Soup

Fish Head with Green Apple Soup offers a perfect balance between the delicate flavours of fish head and the refreshing tanginess of green apples. The combination of these ingredients creates a harmonious blend that stimulates the taste buds and leaves a memorable impression.

This soup is also highly regarded for its health benefits. Fish heads are rich in collagen, which promotes healthy skin, hair, and joints. Additionally, green apples are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants that support overall well-being. This soup not only satisfies culinary cravings but also provides a nutritious boost, making it a preferred choice among health-conscious individuals.

Making Fish Head with Green Apple Soup Yourself

Making Fish Head with Green Apple Soup yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out.


  • 1 large fish head (preferably fresh and of your choice)
  • 2 green apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced
  • 4 cups fish stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Fish Head with Green Apple Soup

Step 1

Heat the cooking oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and sliced ginger. Sauté until the onion turns translucent and the aroma fills the kitchen.

Step 2

Carefully add the fish head to the pot and cook for a few minutes on each side until it develops a golden brown colour. This step helps enhance the flavour of the soup.

Step 3

Add the sliced green apples to the pot and stir gently to combine with the other ingredients. Let them cook for a minute or two, releasing their tangy aroma.

Step 4

Pour in the fish stock or vegetable stock, covering the fish head and apples completely. Bring the soup to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for approximately 30 minutes. This simmering period allows the flavours to meld together harmoniously.

Step 5

Once the soup is ready, carefully remove the fish head from the pot and transfer it to a serving dish. Use a fork to separate the flesh from the bones and flake it into bite-sized pieces.

Step 6

Return the flaked fish back to the pot, stirring gently to distribute it evenly. Season the soup with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences.

Step 7

Serve the Fish Head with Green Apple Soup hot, garnished with fresh cilantro or parsley to add a burst of freshness and colour.

Serving Fish Head with Green Apple Soup With Other Dishes

Fish head with green apple soup can also be served together with steamed bok choy and a side of garlic fried noodles. The tender bok choy adds a touch of freshness and vibrant colour to the meal, while the garlic-infused fried noodles provide a satisfying crunch and additional texture to complement the soup’s flavours.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Fish head is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health and brain function.
  2. Vitamins: Green apples provide vitamins A, C, and K, supporting immune function, vision, and blood clotting.
  3. Minerals: The dish contains essential minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium from the fish head and green apples, promoting bone health and muscle function.
  4. Collagen: Fish head contains collagen, which may benefit skin health and joint function.
  5. Low-Calorie Option: The soup-based nature of the dish can be relatively low in calories, making it suitable for those watching their calorie intake while enjoying a nourishing meal.
  6. Digestive Support: Green apples are believed to aid digestion and promote gut health.
  7. Hydration: The soup base contributes to hydration, supporting overall well-being.
  8. Refreshing: The addition of green apples imparts a refreshing and subtle tangy flavor to the soup, making it a unique and appetizing option.
  9. Balanced Flavor Profile: The combination of fish head and green apples creates a delightful balance of flavors, making it a well-liked choice among diners seeking a delicious and nutritious culinary experience.

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The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

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