Fish Paste Rolls

Trying to come up with a good night’s meal after not making it to the super market was no easy task. Good thing I remembered there’s a tub of frozen fish paste I have been meaning to experiment with, bad thing was it’s a crazy idea to do something so “experiment-ish” on a Monday night! Well the finished product was worth all the efforts, Hubby and Little girl were both very full and happy!


5 eggs (makes about 6 small fish rolls)
6 sheets of roasted nori or seaweed
a tub of frozen fish paste
2 red chilli (deseeded and chopped into tiny bits)
2 stalk scallions (chopped into tiny bits)
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
3 dashes white pepper powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Japanese mirin (optional)

Rasa Malaysia Special Hoisin Chili Dipping Sauce


3 tablespoons Lee Kum Kee hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce

Mix the sauces together. If it’s too salty or spicy, add 1 tablespoon or 2 tablespoons of boiled water to dilute it to fit your taste.


Defrost the frozen fish paste and add in chopped chili, scallions, sesame oil, and white pepper. Blend well and set aside. Beat the eggs and add mirin plus salt. Heat up a non-stick pan (I use a 9.5 inch diameter pan) and make about 6 thin omelets. Set aside the omelets and let cool.

Transfer an omelet onto a dry and clean chopping board. Lay a piece of roasted seaweed or nori on top of the omelet. Cut the edges of the seaweed sheet off so they match the shape of the omelet perfectly. Then, spread a thin layer of the fish paste evenly on top of the roasted seaweed sheet and roll the omelet up firmly. Seal the omelet with the fish paste so the fish roll is nice and tight. Repeat the same for the remaining omelets. (For picture instructions, please refer to My Kitchen Snippets.)

Transfer the fish rolls onto a plate and steam in hot boiling water for 8-10 minutes or until the fish paste fillings turn opaque. Cut the fish rolls into small pieces and serve immediately with the hoisin chili dipping sauce.

Adapted from Rasa Malaysia


4 Comments Add yours

  1. I am so excited I get to be the first to comment on your post. Very original recipe but yet so simple. This would be a great after school snack too. (Remember I have growing hungry teenage boys and it is common for them to consume 2 dinners easily)

    1. Jeno says:

      Hahahaha Bam, you should be excited, because you are the first one to comment on a post from 2011! My readership was pretty much 0 for a long while and the blog was just for me to keep track of recipes, also it’s a way for me to keep myself accountable and cook more.

      I hope you and your hungry teenagers will enjoy the fish paste rolls!

  2. This looks wonderful…perfect for appetizing too! Loving the idea and recipe too!

    1. Jeno says:

      Thank you Sandra! Yes these would definitely work well as appetizers, they are pretty guilt free also!

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