Homemade Fishball Recipe may sound tricky at first. But just a little chopping, sprinkling, mixing, and frying will already be enough to get your dose of this Pinoy streetside snack.


Although it is easy to buy one in case you suddenly crave for some street food. Due to its popularity and it being readily available and sold by street vendors all over the country. But now you can also try doing it by yourself any time you want to.

Fortunately, Filipinos are fans of homemade recipes, which may have been a result of their Asian ethnicity. But that is actually an advantage. Because eating homemade food is an assurance of using fresh ingredients. At the same time, you can monitor proper handling and sanitation.

Still craving for some fishball? It’s time to get those ingredients and prepare all the utensils.

Many aspects of Philippine culture has been influenced by the Chinese.

The cuisine especially has taken a lot of ideas from the Chinese way of cooking. When the clock hits 3 pm in the country, carts carrying assorted kinds of food start flooding the streets. This has been a part of the daily lives of Filipinos. It is one of their ways to enjoy afternoon snacks with their friends. Fishball was originally adopted from its Chinese origin. But it always had its touch of being Pinoy since it became a regular consumption in the country.

The great thing about cooking homemade food? You can choose which ingredients to include. Plus, you also have the power to make it healthier than the ready-to-cook version. Usually, this street food is not known for being healthy, all we know is that it is delicious and affordable. But if you make your own homemade fishball, you can add vegetables to make it health-friendly. You may choose any kind of fish fillet available for you. Although I prefer to use Tilapia because of its white color and it’s less expensive.


After shaping the fish ball, you may boil it in water for 2 minutes then allow it to cool completely. Place in resealable plastic or container and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. To last longer, you may put it in the freezer for up to one month.

This Homemade Fishball Recipe will even be better if you make your own sauce as well. Or you can get a ready-made one from the market but either way, it will make it more enjoyable. Crispy on the outside and soft on the outside – there is no doubt that this is the number one street food in the country.

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