Silky Thai pineapple fish noodles

A mild and sweet Thai curry with noodles in a silky smooth sauce


This mild Thai curry is easy to make and will impresses even the most fanatic fish hater. The combination of sweet and savory with the creamy coconut sauce is simply delicious! Flat wheat noodles are best for this dish as more sauce sticks to the pasta. These original noodles are called bami or bakmi noodles. If you can’t find these in your supermarket, just take spaghetti and break these in half for easier eating. No one will ever know!


(For 2 people – the more you like the other person, the better it tastes!)

  • 250g fresh pineapple
  • 300g firm white fish fillet (use something like cod, haddock or pollack)
  • 250g flat wheat noodles, (try to find ’bami’/’bakmi’  noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2cm piece of ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 200ml coconut milk (if you have a can of 400ml: simply put the can upright into a zip-lock bag and freeze for another time)
  • 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • A few leaves coriander for garnish


Prepping first, to make things easier while cooking

Pat the fish fillets dry with a kitchen towel. Cut the fish as well as the pineapple into 2×2 cm cubes.

Peel and grate both ginger and garlic.

For the noodles, bring a pot of water to the boil. Add salt and cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packaging.


Make the curry

Heat oil in a large frying pan, add the fish and fry for 3 minutes to brown the cubes on all sides.

Add ginger and garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.

Stir in coconut milk, pineapple chunks, Thai fish sauce, brown sugar, red chili flakes and season with pepper. Mix carefully and let simmer for another 4 minutes.

Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and add them to the curry. This will allow them to soak up some of the sauce.


Divide among two bowls, garnish and share it with someone you like!

Please let me know in the comments what you think of the recipe! Do you think another fish would work better? Don’t like the combination of savory fish with sweet pineapple? Leave your comment and help me to make this better!


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