Homemade Fish Balls

Homemade Fish Balls Recipe

Have you ever crave for street food out of nowhere? Like for instance, fish balls?

It’s not like you can find a street vendor anytime you want to. So why not learn how to make this at home?

You’d even be sure that it’s clean and preservative-free.

Learn how to make fresh fish balls at home and learn how to make the sauce that goes with it here!

Homemade Fish Balls Recipe

Homemade Fish Ball Recipe

Course Snack
Cuisine Chinese, Filipino


  • 1 pc fish fillet
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pc medium-sized onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp spring onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup water

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pc small-sized onion chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pcs bird’s eye chili chopped, or chili flakes (this is optional)
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch dissolve in 1 tbsp water


  • Boil fish fillet in a pot water over medium heat until tender. Then mash the boiled fish fillet while it’s still hot. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix together cornstarch, flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, mashed fish fillet, onion, garlic, spring onion and water. 
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Using two spoons, scoop fish ball batter on one spoon and try to shape it into a ball using the other spoon.
  • Fry until slightly golden brown in color.

For the Sauce:

  • Heat pan over medium heat then add 2 tbsp soy sauce, vinegar, water, brown sugar, onion, garlic, and bird’s eye chili (optional).
  • Stir let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour-in the cornstarch dissolve in water to the sauce. Stir until the sauce becomes clear and thick.
  • Turn off the heat. Let it cool. Transfer sauce into a jar or a bowl.

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