fish balls

24 Sep

london 1.50pm 23.3C sunny saturday 2016

pasar malam in trafalgar square today. its a malaysia festival organised by tourism malaysia. i bought these frozen fish balls, 225mg, there were other varieties, but these are the best value for money , 4 for £5, one for £2. the others were 180mg, so not quite as good value.

these are quite nice, i have cooked a batch, and it fluffs up to quite  big balls. and looks very pretty with this red strips of something in it. they are made of fish paste, though they dont mention what proportion of fish in that paste. still, it tastes all right (or rather it takes on the taste of whatever condiment u add to it) and have the texture of fish balls, which is the important thing. they are rather good for adding to noodle soup for a quick meal. 

added 8.52am sunday 16.3C 25.9.16 i had a look at the back of the pack, it is actually made in malaysia. should not have surprised me of course as the whole pasarmalam night is to celebrate malaysia. but i am so used to things being made in china, it did surprise me. it certainly is v good and brings home to us living here that malaysian branded goods are really better than those made in china.

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4 Responses to “fish balls”

  1. Garfield Hug Sunday September 25, 2016 at 7:30 am #

    Great that you have pasar malam there! Those are great tasting lobster flavored fish balls. I spotted it when I saw the red streaks in your photo. Happy eating!

    • alifesgayventure Sunday September 25, 2016 at 8:39 am #

      wow, do they have this in singapore? its the first time i seen them here. they have the texture of fish balls, and though small when frozen , they expand to a large size on cooking. so to me a far better substitute for the ordinary fish balls. as for the lobster flavour, i dont taste that, but it is likely to be artificial chemical induced flavour anyway. do u know what those red streaks are made of? just coloring perhaps, but they do look nice. haha.

      • Garfield Hug Sunday September 25, 2016 at 10:32 am #

        Coloring most likely. Ha ha

      • alifesgayventure Sunday September 25, 2016 at 10:34 am #

        the ingredients list mentions paprika. haha.

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