Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kedah Perlis MFF - Fried Fish Cake (Lempiang Ikan)

My second dish for Malaysian Food Fest: Kedah Perlis, also a dish I know the whole family will love
And it's a good way to make my kids eating fish, hence I divided the batter into two parts, one used chilli and the other one did not
One thing I forgot was the lime leaves used
The supposedly nice fragrant was apprently not well received by them
After a few bites they complained about the 'lemony' taste
Noted that the next time I make this I will omit the lime leaves too for them (but not for me LOL)

This yummy dish tastes really similar to Thai fish cake, even the chilli dip
Recipe is from My Kitchen Snippets' site

What you need:

300g fish paste (I blended tilapia fillet til smooth)
2 long beans - finely chopped
3pcs kaffir lime leaves - finely chopped
1 spring onion - finely chopped
1 small egg
1 red chilli - finely chopped
1 tbsp chilli paste
1 tbsp oyster sauce
salt (I didnt use cos the chilli paste I used had salt in it)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
cornstarch to coat
  1. Mix everything except long beans and cornstarch
  2. Add in long beans and keep in the fridge for 30 minutes
  3. Shape into balls, flatten into disc and coat with cornstarch
  4. Fry both sides til golden brown
2 fresh red chillis - ground into paste (I used 1 tbsp chilli paste)
3 tbsp white vinegar
6 tbsp sugar
4 tsp cornstarch
200ml water
  1. Mix all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil
  2. Simmer til thick
Serve immediately. Dip the fried fish cake into the sauce. Yum!

I am submitting this to MFF: Kedah Perlis hosted by Table for 2...or more


  1. This is to eat with chilli sauce sure tastes heavenly. Looks so good.

  2. OMG! I'm totally sold by seeing the photo alone. I want!!! But with the limited time I have this month, I don't think it's possible for me to make it now. And to make it worsen, my blender give way recently. Sigh!

  3. Wah Alice, you also make lempeng ye? How about exchange two pieces with mine. Nanti dua dua dapat rasa... hehehe...

  4. wow this is my favourite! They look droolworthy!

  5. Totally yummilicious! I came I saw I got hungry, went for early dinner and am back to comment! LOL

  6. Hi Alice, very mouth watering fish cake. I'm hungry now...... I need at least 4 pieces if you can spare me. LOL

    Have a lovely week ahead. Best regards.

  7. Alice, thanks for the drop by earlier with your shared of the stories, I really appreciate it! Have I told you that I love fish cakes but so far I only tried making Thai fish cakes b4. Your fish cakes will certainly make a great entree dish in my dining table, haha!

  8. This looks delicious! And I would not omit on the kaffir lime leaves too! Hopefully your kids will learn to enjoy the kaffir lime leaves as they gets older!

  9. Hi Alice

    To make this fish cake, do i need to deep fry, or can I just shallow fry?
    I am very scared of deep-frying cos I dun have a deep-frying machine and I dun like oil splattering all over my arms. :p

  10. I love fish cake, this looks like thai fish cake, must be very yummy too.

  11. Hi Alice, I am making this for dinner tonight. looking forward to it :)

  12. Alice, this looks so yum!
    It a bit like cucur. Would like to try this out.
    Thanks for sharing



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