Foochow Fish Balls

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large fish balls
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Chinese Heritage Cooking

By Christopher Tan and Amy Van

Published 2018

  • About

Fuzhou is famous for its culinary specialty yu wan, otherwise known as fish balls. Squeezed into shape from firm white fish meat minced and beaten into a springy, fluffy paste, yu wan may be plain or stuffed with different fillings made of contrasting ingredients—pork, prawns (shrimps), other kinds of fish—and served simply in a clear broth or threaded on skewers. In Singapore, the pork-stuffed kind are the most familiar at Foochow eateries. Cook them gently and do not over-bo