Canh Chua Cá (Sour Fish Soup)

Sour Fish Soup (Canh Chua Cá)

Sour Fish Soup (Canh Chua Cá)

Southern Vietnamese cooks often simmer catfish steaks with caramel sauce, and use the fish's head and tail in this refreshing soup brightened with tamarind and pineapple.Penny De Los Santos

Southern Vietnamese cooks often simmer catfish steaks with caramel sauce, and use the fish's head and tail in this refreshing soup brightened with tamarind and pineapple. Serve with rice, and that's my quintessential Viet meal. —Andrea Nguyen, Saveur contributing editor