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Shimu Yu 1

Shimu Yu

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Taiwanese


Shimu Yu or Milkfish Soup is a Southern Taiwanese specialty where milkfish is cooked in a wonderful broth infused with ginger, miso and scallions.


  • 1 kg bangus belly, sliced
  • 6 cups dashi stock
  • 6 tbsp shiro miso
  • 3 stalks spring onions, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, cut into thin matchsticks
  • ground white pepper
  • sea salt


  1. In a soup pot pour dashi then add ginger, bring it to a boil then add the fish, set heat to medium and cook for 5 minute or until cooked.
  2. Reduce heat to low then add the miso, stir to combine do not make it boil.
  3. Turn heat off, season with sea salt and ground white pepper. Garnish with sliced red chillies and spring onions then serve.