Do you know how to make the fishball sauce?

United States
July 26, 2010 3:21pm CST
The ones used by the street vendors. I used to wonder what they are made of but it never asked. I would love to know and make one myself. There is something very special about their sawsawan that makes me crave their goods. The sweet one, the sweet and spicy, sweet and sour, I just love those but I cant get my hands on them here in US.
6 responses
• Jamaica
26 Jul 10
I have a recipe that you can try for Fishball sauce. You can get all the things that you need for this is the US. FISH BALLS 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. paprika 3 tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 c. milk 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. grated onion 2 c. cooked, flaked whitefish, i.e. frozen haddock 1 egg Dry seasoned bread crumbs, fine Mix 3 tablespoons flour, salt and paprika in a small saucepan. Stir in oil. Add milk; mix well with wire whisk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, onion and fish. Refrigerate until well chilled (about 1 hour). Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of bread crumbs until mixture holds together well. Shape into balls. Beat egg with 2 tablespoons water. Dip fish balls into egg then roll in bread crumbs. Cook in deep fat at 350 degrees until well browned. Drain on paper towels. Skewer with toothpicks. Serve with cocktail sauce.
@niairen01 (1021)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
wow! thanks very much for sharing!! i better copy this one! ^.^ does this taste exactly like the ones that they sell in the street? It's really advisable to cook it yourself than to buy in the street and catch diseases, we can never tell how clean those foods are! But... it's really irresistibly Delicious right? lol! ^.^
• United States
26 Jul 10
Where is the fishball sauce? I cannot see it om your comment.
@niairen01 (1021)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
^.^ maybe she/he forgot.. I was looking for it too. That's why I thought to come back later.. lol! ^.^
@o0jopak0o (6409)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
hmm my mom used to make these kind of sauces. the only thing i can remember is that it has ketchup in it.
• United States
26 Jul 10
i remember something like that too but I'm not so sure either.
@o0jopak0o (6409)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
im gonna ask my mom about it if somebody dont post something here
@New_Guy (45)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
I just pair it with a plain MCdo/KFC gravy.
• United States
5 Aug 10
What the hell, we have that here but I don't really like gravy for fishball. I miss the sauce.
@niairen01 (1021)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
have you ever tried the vinegar sawsawan with toge in it? I live in laguna before and there is this popular barbecue stall who made this kind of dip.. IT'S SUPER GREAT!!!! isn't it amazing when the food you're eating is just plain and it turns out magical with the dips? lol! When I was still in college me and my friends use to go Food tripping with these street vendors and all of them are soooo DELICIOUS! I'd better check you post later again.. someone might post the sauce recipe later! ^.^
• United States
26 Jul 10
Yeah I still remember the taste from 5 years ago, when I was still in the Philippines.
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
here's a recipe for sweet and sour sauce: Red Sweet and Sour Fish Ball Sauce 1/2 Cup Vinegar 1/2 Cup White sugar 1 tablespoon Catsup, to color 1 tablespoon Cornstarch Preparation Pour Vinegar into pan, dissolve sugar, low-medium heat. Dissolve catsup in 1/4-cup water, then mix with vinegar and sugar in pan. Slowly simmer. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4-cup water, then add to mixture, stir. Turn to high heat for 10secs or until consistency is just right., add grounded pepper(optional). Brown Fish Ball Sauce Same procedure just add Sprite or 7 Up to vinegar and sugar mixture (according to taste) some fish ball vendors use Royal or Orange Soda. For the color and consistency, substitute catsup with soy sauce and cornstarch with flour. Note: Corn Starch makes a clear sauce, Flour makes a merky looking sauce, no difference in developing consistency)
@arahvma23 (269)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I am not really sure of this, I just know that the main ingredient of the sauce is egg whites. That is also the reason why it's a bit sticky just like a glue. Haha. However, I like the sauce of the vendors too, it gives the spice to the fishballs!