Wednesday 5 September 2012

Fish Paste Strips Cooked In Soup

  Fish Paste Strips Cooked In Soup

Fish paste strips or "herr chek" in Teochew have a bouncy bite to them which is very tasty

There were plenty of fresh mackerel fishes in the wet market. I love to buy fresh mackerels as my whole family likes fish balls, fish paste and all the variations which can be made from fish paste. These past few weeks, SK has been geared up to make " herr chek" or fish paste strips. Today, I am sharing another recipes using the "herr chek" or  fish paste strips to make soup.

You can read up my blog on how to make "herr chek" or fish paste strips here


300g of fish paste strips ( "herr chek" in Teochew )
1 litre of chicken stock
2 Chinese rice bowls of water
1/2 of a round piece of seaweed
1 tsp of toong choy
1 tsp of shallot oil


1 sprig of Chinese celery

Cooking Instructions

1.  In a pot, add in 1 litre of chicken stock and two Chinese rice bowls of water. Let it boil
2.  When simmering, add in the herr chek and stir to make sure they don't stick together.  When cooked, the herr chek will turned white and float to the top.
3.  Add in the seaweed, toong choy and the shallot oil
4.  Garnish with Chinese celery.


  1. Dear Doris

    I read with interest this receipe. May I know how do you make the fish paste strips please.


  2. Hi Evelyn,

    Thanks for visiting Sumptuous Flavours. Search for 'Scrumptious Yong Tofu' and 'Fish paste strips fried in ginger & spring onions'. The methods are all there. Wish you success in your attempt.


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