Ingredient Name: Fish paste

Traditional Chinese Name: 魚片 (yú piàn)

What is this?
  • A common Chinese ingredient composed of ground fish (usually 鯉魚 (wan yú) in breed), green onions and salt
  • Often used in dim sum, fried dishes, hot pot, soups and stews

How do I prepare it?

  • Often usable as purchased

Where can I buy this?

  • Available in Hong Kong wet marts (at fish, tofu or seafood vendors) – customized amount
  • Can be purchased in supermarkets as prepackaged amounts

What is the cost?

  • Amount pictured above cost $20 HKD

Any benefits?

  • Excellent source of non-fat protein
  • Extremely flavorful when added to soups of stews

Any precautions?

  • Ensure it is thoroughly cooked before consumption (ie: in boiling soup or high heat)

Any additional information?

  • Store in  refrigerated environment for up to 3 months