Fishball Sauce Recipe

fishball sauce recipe (2)Fish balls are popular street food in the Philippines. These flat shape balls usually made from polluck or cuttlefish are fried and served with sweet or sweet and spicy sauce. I love eating fish balls and even at may age I still eat a lot. Fish balls are available in wet market and grocery stores, so you can always satisfy your cravings. Problem is there is no available sauce in the market. If you love fish balls then you know that the sauce is more than just a sauce. In my opinion, fish balls are only good when matched with manong’s fish ball sauce.


In the Philippines, it is common to see a street vendor pushing a wooden cart. The cart contains a frying pan, skewers and bottles filled with three kinds of dipping sauces from vinegar to sweet and spicy sauce. People who buy fish balls from these vendors will get one stick or skewer from the holder which they will use to get fish balls from the pan. The skewered fish balls will be dipped in whatever sauce they prefer. I usually dipped skewered fish balls in sweet and spicy sauce. Anyway, if you have fish balls in the fridge but don’t have fish balls sauce recipe then this is your lucky day.

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My fish balls sauce recipe is very easy to follow and inexpensive. The ingredients are all available in your kitchen.

Fish Balls Sauce Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 5 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pcs siling labuyo or 1 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce (optional)


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In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients and cook over low heat. Stir continuously until the sauce thickens. Add in the siling labuyo or hot sauce if you want a spicier sauce.

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In another frying pan, deep fry fish ball.  Transfer to a bowl and serve with fish balls sauce. Enjoy your fish balls.

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Thanks for checking out my version of fish ball sauce. I love hearing from my readers, so please let me know what you think of this fish ball sauce recipe. Have a nice day!