Looking for a quick bite? But also want variety? Fear not my friends! I present you the ever-so-famous FISH BALLS! This has been considered a staple food for those who are on-the-go or just looking for that last jolt of vitality to avoid crossing that thin border of hungry to ‘Hangry’.
You will see these small slices of street food heaven at almost any place. That first left turn you take from home to school, stores where you usually buy all your necessities or if you’re lucky, you might see these stalls outside your house!
According to Wikipedia: Fish balls are a common food in southern China, Hong Kong, Macau, Southeast Asia and overseas Chinese communities. They are made with fish paste and boiled in a soupy broth, or deep fried. They are also common in Nordic countries.
But to us Pinoys these are called, ‘Bola-Bola’ (Balls-Balls). Sounds a little odd when you translate it but these have been known to suffice that small voracious beast we need to keep calm. Just like our famous Kwek-kwek/Tokneneng, Bola-bolas are best served with either Vinegar or our very wide variety of sauces.
Which begs the other question… What is with the sauces they use? If you are a Pinoy who usually eat Fish Balls in the streets, do you even question what in the world are they using?! It tastes so good! The sweetness and spiciness meshed together in this gooey and yucky-looking sauce is out of this world! I sometimes wonder what they are using to make Street Foods taste so Yummy…
Not to mention that this so-called street food is sometimes used as a viand along with Rice! Well… everything goes well with Rice.
If you see a stall, you don’t need to think twice! TUSOK NA!