Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fishball Feat

My mom was cooking up a storm for the CNY reunion dinner feast. It was her first time making "Pun Choy" as in a big pot with more than 10 different ingredients (such as prawns, sea cucumber, chicken, vege, cuttle fish, scallops & etc) and she had some leftover fish paste.

So I thought, why not I try making my own fishballs? After all, I come from a family whom is famous for its fishballs and Yong Taufu in Ipoh. My grandma's stall used to be so popular but after the demise of my grandpa, she closed the stall. Business used to be so good that my aunties and uncles had to help out in making the fishballs from extracting the meat from the fish to forming them into fishballs. My grandma also had a machine that grinds the meat which I used to like to watch when I was very young.

It's not as easy as it seemed. My fishballs were not rounded and my mom kept telling me it's out of shape. I had seen my aunt making them and it looked so easy. I totally failed in making fishballs and I hate the part that involves extracting the meat from the fish. After forming the fishballs, it has to be soaked in water for a while before boiling.


Forming into a ball.


Removing it with a spoon and into the water.

Instead of making a smooth fishball, it turned out pretty rough. I guess I have not inherited any fishball making talents from my grandma. Maybe I've yet to realise my full potential in this field! You might never know one day I'll have my own chocolate fishball. Yucks! My youngest aunt however, did manage to pick my my grandma's skills and she now operates her own fish&pork ball noodles in a coffee shop in USJ16. You can read my sister's review here. She makes pretty good Pan Mee as well.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

SUITUAPUI:
Eyew...it looks like u're squeezing...er...er... Never mind! Hahahahaha! Perhaps u need more practice...squeezing! ROTFLMAO!!!

KY said...

I'm waiting I'm waiting I'm waiting! :D

Myhorng said...

u seem like to play with balls. but the ballss look like....err... nvm

-eiling- said...

STP: Squeezing what?!! tell me la...

KY: Waiting for chocolate balls?!!

Horng: What do you mean leh? Since when have you seen me playing with balls apart from the golf balls?!!

Rachying said...

So when are we having your fishballs tasting?!

kampungboycitygal said...

yay iph yong tofu is delicious, just like the girls *ahem*..AMC left in year 2002 :D

* ZILING * said...

Since when you made fishballs??!?! I donno one?!!!

Edi神 said...

so you are *Yue Tan Moi*?

kekeke

-eiling- said...

Rachel: Haha.. when I improve.

Kampungboycitygal: Oh I see... so that makes you 1 year younger than me.

Ziling: you were always out!

Edi: No i am not!!!! Lol....

zewt said...

you need to beat it more to get the air inside the paste i guess.... beat the fish meat!! :)

Andrew said...

eiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D lol.. hahaha... too happy to see you commenting on my post!! wakakaka

anywayz, yea.. you got the details right... memang food hunter nih!!! LOL

so how're u ?

breadpitt said...

fish ball give away on ur blog????perhaps...lolx! anyway , practice makes perfect..;-p

foongpc said...

maybe fishball is just not your thing, probably chocolate balls will be right up your alley : )

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Philip said...

First time making fishballs? Not bad after all. But you didn't tell us if they taste good or not.

Cath J said...

Great! a cigar gal knw how to make fishball too! Excellent!!

-eiling- said...

Zewt: Are you sure?!!

Andrew: You're welcome *blushing* I'm good but exhausted. You?

Breadpitt: Shall take note of it. Wait until I improve.

Foongpc: Yeah and chocolate balls are called Truffles!

Cath J: Haha... that's me!

Anonymous said...

Apparently I felt the same thing like some of the naughty guys here by looking at the photo.

-eiling- said...

Anon: Really? Lol...

Simon Seow said...

Wow. Like a pro doing the fish ball.

-eiling- said...

Simon: Pro in the making..

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