Fishballs with Special Manong’s Sauce

One of the highlights of any Filipino kid’s day happens after school. Every kid that has at least one peso to spare can afford hot, crispy, deep fried fishballs straight from the pan. But what makes every fishball special is the special sauce.

Even now, families enjoy sitting outside their houses in the afternoon just so they can spot Manong on his pedicab with fresh fishballs and choices of sweet and/or spicy sauce. Well you can now make your special fishball sauce from the comforts of your own kitchen! Try our Fishballs with Manong’s Special Sauce recipe now!



  • fishballs
  • oil

Manong’s Sauce:

  • 4 cups water
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped or minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan combine all manong’s sauce ingredients, mix well until free of lumps.
  2. Place in stove top then cook by gently simmering in medium low heat until sauce thickens.
  3. Deep fry fishballs according to your liking, if using the Philippine fishballs fry them until they are really crispy.
Source: Ang Sara

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