Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thai fish cake

Thai fish cake or Tod Mun Pla: ทอดมันปลา in Thai. Thai fish cake is easy to make. It's really tasty by itself and it can be served with cucumber dipping sauce which sounded good. Here I am sharing my recipe and pictures of Thai fish cake with you, trying to re-create what I had in my kitchen. They are as good as they get. I really like it.

1) 2 Lbs Tilapia fillet
2) 2 eggs
3) 3 Tbsp red curry
4) 4 kaffir lime leaves
5) 1 cup slice long green beans
6) 2 and 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
7) 1 Tbsp sugar
8) 1/4 tsp salt
9) 1 cup canola oil

Ingredients for cucumber dipping sauce :
1) 1/2 cucumber
2) 3 sprigs cilantro
3) 1 green onion
4) 1 shallot
5) 3 hot Thai chilies
6) 4 Tbsp white vinegar
7) 2 Tbsp sugar
8) 1/4 tsp salt
9) 2 Tbsp ground roasted peanuts
10) 1/2 cup of water

1) Wash tilapia fillet, pat dry.

2) This is kaffir lime leave from my garden. I am so excited to cook from it.
3) Wash kaffir lime leaves and remove central stems and thinly sliced. 4) Wash long green beans , cut long green beans both end, and slice into small pieces.
5) slide tilapia into 2" lengths, put into food processor and blend well.

6) Add red curry paste, and mix together.

7) Add 2 eggs.
8) Add fish sauce, sugar and salt then blend all ingredients until sticky.
9) Add thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves.
10) Add cut long green beans.
11) Mix well.

12) In a pan, add 1 cup of canola oil on medium heat. When the oil is hot spoon of mixture to deep fry into a oil, form into small 2-3 inch diameter cakes.
13) Fry in oil until golden brown on both sides.
14) Drain on paper towel.

15) Wash all vegetables for making cucumber dipping sauce. There is sliced shallot to add in a dipping also which I forgot to make a photograpgh.
16) Thinly slice all vegetables.
17) Heat the water, vinegar and sugar in a sauce pan until the sugar dissolves.
18) When the mixture get cold, mix everything together.

19) Put the fried fish cake on a plate and serve with cucumber dipping sauce.


  1. "2 and 1/2 fish sauce". Is this teaspoon or tablespoon? The recipe looks amazing, thanks for sharing! -Linda

  2. Oh and.. you forgot to put the eggs on the ingredient list. ;) -Linda

  3. Ah... thank you very much Linda for kindly correct my recipe. I hope you like this recipe. Enjoy Amporn

  4. You're welcome Amporn. I love your blog, I check it out almost everyday. I'm Malaysian living in Kuala Lumpur and since Thailand is a neighboring country, Thai food is widely available here. Being Asian, I must have spicy stuff in my meal and Tom Yum is my favourite soup and I put a lot of "phrik ki nu" in it. I'm engaged to a Brazilian though and I intend to make his tastebud gets used to Asian cooking, so your blog is one of my sources for recipes (though I'll try to not make it too spicy for him to eat). Keep the recipes coming! :) -Linda

  5. Thank you for following my blog. I am going to kualalumper Malaysia in 5 to 8 November. Would be nice we can meet in person. I am going there with my husband. Amporn

  6. It would be nice to hang out, unfortunately I would be outstationed for a few weeks starting next weekend. Do enjoy your vacation with your husband though, and I hope you have a great time in Malaysia! :) Linda

  7. Thank you Linda I love to make a side trip when I go to visit my family in Thailand. I went Cambodia and Lao last year. Have a good one.