Thai Style Fish Cake (Tod Mun Pla)

Craving food from your favourite Thai restaurant? Don’t fret! This recipe makes for a flavourful dish that will make you feel like you feel like you’re walking the streets of Bangkok on a hot summer afternoon.
Tod Mun Pla (Thai Style Fish Cake)
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Cooking Time
20 mins


  • 300g mackerel, boneless
  • 1 tbsp. red Thai curry spice
  • 1 lemongrass, thinly sliced
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf, thinly sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. corn flour
  • 5 tbsp. margarine
  • 6 long beans, sliced thinly
  • A little bit of salad leaves, cucumber and tomato for decoration

Ingredients for Sauce

  • 2 tsp. fish sauce

Ingredients for Cucumber Acar

  • 1/2 cup fine sugar
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 white onion sliced thinly
  • 1 red chilies


  1. Cut mackerel till it looks crushed on a cutting board.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together with the fish.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for an hour.
  4. Take out the mixture and flatten it with your hands (make sure it is in the shape of a circle).
  5. Fry patties in oil till they are cooked.
  6. Serve with cucumber acar.

Instructions for Sauce

  1. Heat fish sauce until thickened.
  2. Let it cool.
  3. Add cucumber, crushed peanut and coriander.

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