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Thai Fish Cakes

   

Thai fish cakes (Tod Mun Pla)

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Thai fish cake (Tod Mun Pla) is a popular Thai street snack and iconic Thai dish. As a huge fan of Thai food, Thai fish cakes definitely top my favourite Thai food list.

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And I am so glad that they are so easy to recreate in the kitchen, so I know I can cook them whenever the Thai food craving kicks in. Due to the Thai red curry paste used, these fish cakes are strikingly beautiful and flavourful after deep frying. It took me only about 30 minutes to make the fish cakes from scratch using fresh fish fillet – they are definitely easier to make than they look!

Thai fish cakes
The chilli dip that goes with the fish cakes are really easy to make as well. The diced cucumbers and chopped peanuts adds texture and crunch to the sauce, making them an excellent dipping sauce for the fish cakes.

                                           

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15 Responses to “Thai Fish Cakes”

  1. Christine K — July 16, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    Wiffy, you mentioned curry paste in the instruction but none in the ingredients. What kind of curry paste?
    Thanks in advance, love your blog!
    Christine

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    • wiffy replied: — July 16th, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

      opps! I have amended the recipe. Thanks for pointing it out!

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  2. Denise — July 16, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    Hello! Step 1 in the recipe says curry paste but the ingredients don’t state what kind or how much. Think you accidentally left it out? :)

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    • wiffy replied: — July 16th, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

      amended, thanks for letting me know!

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  3. sminty@themoodkitchen — July 16, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    Hi! I am one of your silent readers and this is my first time commenting. I really enjoy your recipes as they are easy to follow. Thai fish cakes are yummy and I hope to try your recipe soon. No more settling for pre-made frozen ones! :p

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    • wiffy replied: — July 17th, 2013 @ 11:09 am

      Thanks! you have a delicious looking blog!

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  4. Celestine — July 16, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Hi wiffy,
    Which brand of curry paste u are using? Any photo of them?
    Can’t wait to try, it one my hubby favorite dish.
    Thanks for ur hardwork. Your website, taught my hubby cook alot of dishes too.

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    • wiffy replied: — July 17th, 2013 @ 11:10 am

      Hi Celestine, I just grabbed a brand randomly off the supermarket shelves and in this case, Dancing Chef brand, which works out well for this recipe!

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  5. Jac — July 16, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    Yummy…What are some examples of white-flesh fish?

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    • wiffy replied: — July 17th, 2013 @ 11:13 am

      Hi Jac, any fish you see selling at the wet market/supermarket which is white flesh Eg Batang fish (cheap and easy to extract meat), Tenggiri, Tioman, etc….

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  6. tigerfish — July 17, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    I also like Thai food but don’t cook them often enough at home as I don’t usually have Thai (pantry and fresh) ingredients ready in the kitchen.
    Guess what, among all the Thai dishes, Thai fish cakes is also one of my favorites. :) Some of my other favorites are Tom Yum Soup, Ground Chicken/Pork with Basil (so good with rice!), and stuffed (boneless) chicken wings (only in some Thai eateries).

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    • wiffy replied: — July 17th, 2013 @ 11:16 am

      Tom Yum soup! That’s my next cooking experiment (to make it from scratch). And also pandan chicken. Hungry….

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      • Felicia replied: — July 17th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

        Hi Wiffy

        I am going to try this recipe soon, it is just so tempting to take a bite! ;o).
        Can you put Thai Green Curry into your cooking experiment list too? I am sure this dish will go well with this Thai Fish Cake and your Pineapple Fried Rice! Oh yes, your Pineapple Fried Rice is delicious. I tried and my family enjoy it!

        Felicia

        • wiffy replied: — July 18th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

          Green curry is definitely on my list too! glad to hear that the pineapple rice was well received, thank you!

  7. Little Corner of Mine — July 22, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    Looks delicious! We loved to order this in the Thai restaurant.

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  8. Sophia — September 15, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, Wiffy! I love Thai food and this is one of it. Tried it at home today and the family loves it. Please come up with more thai recipes, please!

    Many thanks! :)

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    • wiffy replied: — September 19th, 2013 @ 11:25 am

      Thanks for trying it out. Will come up with more Thai recipes, definitely :)

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  9. Yin — September 22, 2013 @ 1:42 am

    Hello! I would like to try it out tomorrow :) May I know what brand of Thai Sweet Chilli should I get? And can it work using Phillips Air Fryer? Any recipe to do so? Haha. Thanks!

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