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  • Writer's pictureAndi Dela Torre Griffiths

Homemade Fishball Sauce- Street Style

With all that's happening at the moment, it sure is safer to prepare meals at home rather than getting them outside, and that includes street food. Here in the Philippines, we usually dip fried snacks in what we refer to as "manong sauce", a sweet thick sauce which completes the whole street food experience. Vinegar with sliced onions and cucumbers are also an option, but this is the usual favorite.

If you miss eating fish balls, squid balls, or chicken balls with street-style sauce, then you should make some at home! It's quick and easy. All you need are the following ingredients (big serving, just keep the rest in the fridge):

Street Food "Manong Sauce"

  • 6 cups of water

  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar

  • 3 spoons of cornstarch or 5 spoons of flour

  • Chopped garlic

  • 4 teaspoons vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 6 teaspoons of soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons of chili flakes

Just mix the ingredients in a bowl until lumps are dissolved, then transfer it to a pan for heating.

That's it! You can make your homemade street-style sauce in ten minutes!

Feel free to adjust the measurement of ingredients according to your preferred taste and consistency.

You probably have all that you'll need in the kitchen, so you'll just have to get your preferred snacks. I recommend the following: Purefoods Squid Rings, Marby Squid Balls, Marby Fish Balls, and King Crab Balls from Li Chuan. They're really yummy!

Other things you can use this sauce for are the following: kikiam, kwek kwek (flour-coated quail eggs), chicken balls, isaw, and chicken feet, among others.


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