Fish Cakes

Preparation info

  • Serves

    3 to 4

    as a Main Course .
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

  • About

The same fish paste is very good formed into patties and deep-fried. Serve as an appetizer with a dipping sauce of soy, or soy sauce mixed with chili paste, or even tartar sauce; or stir-fry them with vegetables and serve as an entrée. Always slice the cakes so that they can be eaten with chopsticks.


  • 1 recipe Basic Fish Paste
  • 3 cups peanut oil for deep-frying


Deep-frying, stir-frying

  1. Moisten the hands with peanut oil to keep the paste from sticking. Form the paste into patties ¾ inch thick and 3 inches across.