Better than any restaruant can do!!!! This recipie rocks and is easy to do. I sought out and bought the Shiso, and could not really taste it - so don't worry if you can't find it. I also found that I needed to cook the fish in the oven a bit longer than suggested to get it cooked all the way through. You owe it to yourself to try this~!!
We used Sea Bass and this recipe was AWESOME!!!! Like others, we dod not have Orange Liquer, and skipped it (based on the feedback to NOT use OJ - which we were going to). We also baked at 350 deg for about 25 minutes. We personally liked it better with the salsa. This was sooooooeasy and so darn good - gourmet with 5 stars!!!!
This is obviously just my opinion. I am NOT comparing this to a Tom Ka Gai soup (or whatever the real/ original name is) since I HAVE NO IDEA what the real soup tastes like - I am just an average american cook. With that said - the fish sauce was so nasty that I, nor my family, could eat this. The taste of the fish sauce was just not right. Plus the red pepper called for was waaaaay to much. Again - maybe this tastes like the real thing...I don't know....I just know I did not like it.