How To Make Authentic Hawker Style Thai Fish Cakes

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Jan 19, 2024

Try this tasty recipe to prepare Thai style seafood just like they do in the Bangkok markets.

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Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 2 minutes per batch
Serves 6-8 as an appetiser


600g white fish fillets, such as red fish fillets or snapper
2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons white sugar
1 egg white
2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
80g green beans, finely sliced
1 carrot
1 Lebanese cucumber
Peanut oil for deep frying

Dipping Sauce 
1/2 cup (110g) sugar
1/3 cup (80ml) white vinegar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 long red chilli, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped coriander

1 To make the dipping sauce, combine sugar, vinegar and 2 tablespoons cold water into a small saucepan. Stir over medium high heat until sugar has dissolved; increase heat and bring to the boil. Stir in fish sauce, chilli and coriander and cool completely.
2 Assemble the food processor using the variable slicer. Thinly slice carrots and cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
3 Assemble the processing bowl using the Quad blade. Cut fish into large cubes and place into the processing bowl along with curry paste, fish sauce, sugar and egg white. Place lid on bowl. Pulse until ingredients are combined.
4 Carefully remove Quad blade and mix through finely shredded kaffir lime leaves and sliced green beans.
5 Heat oil in a deep fryer or wok.
6 Drop tablespoonful amounts in the hot oil in batches and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until fish cakes are golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining fish cakes and serve with dipping sauce, cucumber and carrot and lime wedges.

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By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites, and She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.



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