Fish balls and tauhu soup Recipe

Fish balls and tauhu soup

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300gm mackerel fish meat- minced
1 tsp tapioca flour
1 egg
1 tsp salt
dash of white pepper
3 tbsp chopped spring onion
2 tbsp chopped chinese parsley

2 piece bean curd-cut diagonal- split open a little
1 red onion-chopped finely
2 pips garlic -chopped finely
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp finely grind anchovies
1/2 tsp oyster sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

1 head bak choi
some chopped parsley

How to make Fish balls and tauhu soup

1. Mixed the fish  with flour, egg ,seasoning and spring onion and parsley. Shape in balls and some stuff inside the bean curd.
2. Deep fry the bean curd . You can also deep fry some of the fish balls and some just add to the soup.
3. Saute the chopped ingredients till aroma and the anchovies.
4. Add about 3 to 4 cups water, let it boil, then add the fish balls and bean curds. Let it simmer for 15 mins. Add bak choi  and chopped pasrley. season to taste.

you can add glass noodle or any noodle of your choice too.
You can also buy ready made fish balls in town but it would taste as nice as home made. Usually the market fish balls are springy and more to flour than the meat.

Question from the Chef

“what you think of fish balls soup for winter time?”

  • Paula
    Paula says

    I was looking for recipe for fish balls. Now I don't have to anymore. Thanks for posting. By the way, can I substitute tapioca flour by corn or potato flour??

  • marianne49
    marianne49 says

    yes paula, you can used any starchy flour. its about the same. Cornflour is fine to replace tapioca flour. you can also use minced prawn for the same recipe instead of fish, its nice too!!

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