Fish Balls

These are Fish Balls. Fish balls are a common street food in the Philippines. They are well-seasoned balls of ground fish and spring onions. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


  • 2 cups of fish, flaked
  • evaporated milk
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of green onion, finely chopped
  • sugar
  • cooking oil
  • vinegar
  • soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl combine the flaked fish, milk and flour.
  2. Add the green onions and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate this mixture until it becomes firm and sticky.
  4. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and form it into a small ball.
  5. Continue until all the mixture as been made into balls.
  6. Bring some water to a boil in a saucepan.
  7. Drop the a few of balls into the water as it boils and cook them for for a minute or two.
  8. Remove the balls from the water then saute them in a bit of cooking oil over medium-high heat until they are golden brown.
  9. Repeat the process until all the fish balls have been cooked.
  10. Serve the fish balls with sweet and sour sauce or your favorite combination of soy sauce, vinegar and sugar.


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