Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fish Balls Sauce

We held the monthly batch meeting at my house today.  My contribution was fish balls and  home made sauce.  Whenever I see the street food, fish balls, all over Metro Manila, I always.... always... always want to buy!  But I am too scared because they are cooked in the "street".

I interviewed a lot of fish balls vendor on how to cook it.  They said to fry over low fire.  I try not to buy the frozen ones from the supermarket because it always come out flat after frying.  I like using the "Shanghai" fish balls from Guadalupe or EDSA Central Market.  More often than not, they become round when you fry them.

I googled for fish ball sauce recipe in the net today, but when I followed it to the dot... it was a little bland so I adjusted it according to my taste.

Fish Balls Sauce

1/4 C. vinegar
1/4 C. Pepsi or Orange soda

1/2 C. white sugar
1 T. Datu Puti Soy sauce

1 T cornstarch
1 red onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
chile pepper, optional

Combine vinegar, cornstarch, soy sauce, Pepsi and  white sugar in a sauce pan and stir until the sugar and cornstarch are dissolved. Switch on the heat and  let it boil without stirring until slightly thick then add the onions, garlic and chili.


  1. Yum! I miss fishballs! I will try to make fishballs here using local fish and will bookmark your post so I can make a delish sauce with the fishballs. This post makes me miss Pinas so much.

  2. Hello! My friends and I love fishballs also. I hope you like my sauce!

  3. Made this sauce a while ago. Will be making it again. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks for replying. I'm writing from Bulacan. I think I'm going to try your beef tapa and bistek next.

  4. I have to add that I made your delicious bangus belly salpicao a long time ago so thank you for that too.