Go Back
+ servings

Fish Ball Soup Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. fish fillet
  • 5 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 3 pieces ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce


  • Boil the vegetable broth in a large cooking pot.
  • Put-in the onions and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the fish paste by combining the fish fillet, tapioca starch, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Mince the mixture until the texture becomes soft.
  • Transfer the mixture in a mixing bowl. Add the minced scallions and ice cubes. Mix well using your hands until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Make a ball out of the mixture by grabbing a handful using your hand. Make an “O” shaped opening using your thumb and index finger. Gently squeeze your hand until the mixture exits the opening. Use a spoon to scoop the mixture.
  • Place the scooped mixture in the simmering broth. Continue to simmer until the balls float.
  • Add the chopped scallions and bok choy. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Pour in the fish sauce. Stir.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g