How To Make Korean Fish Cake?

Korean fish cake is a popular Korean food, and it is made by breading the fish cakes with flour, egg, and panko breadcrumbs.

It is usually served as an appetizer or a side dish, and many different types of Korean fish cakes exist.

In this recipe, we will make a crispy fried Korean fish cake with sweet soy sauce for dipping.

How To Make Korean Fish Cake?


  • 1/2 pound fish cake, wash and squeeze out all the excess water.
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into cubes.
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • One egg beaten
  • Two teaspoons of sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • One teaspoon of canola oil for frying.
  • One teaspoon of sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of water
Korean fish cake
Korean fish cake

How To Make:

Step 1: Mix flour, egg, sesame oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Step 2: Whisk the mixture well until it is smooth.

Step 3: Cut the fish cake into smaller pieces.

Step 4: Dip the fish cake into the batter and coat them evenly. (You can also use a fork to dip the fish cake in batter, it would prevent the flour from flying everywhere).

Step 5: Heat the skillet with canola oil over medium heat and fry the fish cake until golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes per side.

(If you have time, you can also brush a little bit of sesame oil on the fish cake while they are frying)

Step 6: Remove fish cakes from the skillet and place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

You Can Serve Korean Fish Cake With Soy Sauce Or Salt.

What Is The Kind Of Fish Used To Make Korean Fish Cake?

The most common types are anchovy, cod, or pollock, but there are many other types, like salmon and black cod.

Fish Cake
Fish Cake

Please use a kind of what you like most. Usually, the smaller the cutler, the more delicate it tastes, and it is also more expensive.

How Is Fish Cake Made?

Fish cake is a popular Korean food from ground fish mixed with different ingredients. It originated from the Joseon Dynasty when the main ingredients were anchovy, pollock, and cod. It is also one of the cheapest sources of protein available at that time.

There are many other fish cake recipes, like spicy ones with red pepper paste or kimchi juice, or even more creative recipes, where I mix in chicken to make it more delicious.

Are Korean Fish Cakes Healthy?

Fish cakes are low in fat and protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and other good minerals for people to eat. It has been said that Korean fish cakes will make you sleep better because it contains a lot of calcium.

Eating too much fish cake is not healthy, so it is important to moderate how much you have. The best way to enjoy the health benefits of fish cake is to have them as a side dish or appetizer.

Is Korean Fish Cake Halal?

Korean fish cake is not considered a special food to make sure it’s not haram (unlawful) to eat. However, fish cakes can easily be made if you’re concerned about halal and kosher.

 Korean Fish Cakes
Korean Fish Cakes

In fact, many countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Russia and Brazil are considered delicacies.

Is Fish Cake Raw Fish?

No. Fish cake is a cooked dish. It is prepared by mixing the raw ingredients and then seasoned with spices, seasonings, and sauces.

Has Fish Cake Ever Been Used In A Popular Korean Dish?

Fish cake has been used in many dishes, such as Jeyuk Bokkeum, spicy stir-fried pork with fish cake. It can also be found in some bibimbap recipes as well.

Does Korean Fish Cake Taste Like Fish?

There is no fish flavor when eating Korean fish cake. Instead, the taste is usually salty or savory, depending on the recipe. Korean fish cake tastes like any other fried breaded food.

Fish Cake Korean Street Food?

Yes, this dish has been popularized by Korean street food vendors. However, it will take a long time and lots of breading to make enough for street food.

So this is something you can make at home or for your family or friends on special occasions since it takes about 10 minutes to complete the fish cake at home.


Korean fish cakes are popular Korean street food. It is a great option to eat when you’re on the go and want to take a quick bite while walking around the city.

They are also delicious as an appetizer or a side dish. Today, I will show you how to make Korean fish cake-perfect for any occasion!