Stir Fried Fishcakes


Lets see it’s 4.26 am to be exact, my alarm still has almost 3 ½ hours left before it will go off and it’s a long weekend and technically I should be sleeping right now! Technically!!

But in reality I am wide awake, I have already brushed my teeth because I could not control my desire to open the fridge and eat the last slice of cake that I promised my husband to share with along our morning coffee. Somehow people don’t update their FB and twitter a/c in the middle of the night so I am in serious shortage of any form of gossip. And I have already kissed my boys way too many time, ruining their deep sleep too.

Now I was technically supposed to write this post breakfast, but as you see I don’t have much to do so I am here on my lap top in the middle of the night writing a post for you all!! You are so very welcome!


Ok coming back to today’s recipe; “stir-fried fish cakes”.  I have to say that right now you are looking at one of the easiest and fastest and delicious recipe in the whole wide world. See here is the thing, in my kitchen easy, fast and delicious are they key words; I admit that I do like slow cooking, high intricate and still amazingly delicious meals but sweethearts that doesn’t happen like every day. Right!


This is the kind of dishes that keep popping out of my kitchen on daily basis; recipes that don’t make me take notes of each steps, recipes that I can cook while I am helping my boys with their homework or their evening baths or recipes that I can cook when I really don’t want to cook anything. Yes food bloggers also don’t want to cook sometimes.


So without any further delay, let’s get stared! A quick word here, if you are not a fan of fish or are vegetarian substitute fishcakes with fried tofu, you can easily find them in Asian grocery stores. Also you can add more vegetables like, carrots, onions, bell peppers etc. here. We like it this way but feel free to make it your way J Last if you don’t want or don’t have Korean Hot Pepper Paste (Gochujang), leave it out. It will still taste delicious!


Stir Fried Fishcakes

Yield: 5-6 servings


  • 1 lb. fish cakes (store brought fresh/frozen; sliced into thin pieces)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced finely)
  • 2 cups shimeji mushrooms, separated (you can any mushrooms such as button, Portobello etc. of your choice)
  • 2 jalapeno (deseed for less heat; sliced)
  • 3 green onions chopped into 2 inch pieces (chop little finely for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons Korean Hot pepper Paste (Gochujang)
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  1. In a small bowl mix hot pepper paste, soy sauce and maple syrup.
  2. Heat oil on a medium-high heat in a large pan, add the fishcakes and stir-fry them for 5-7 minutes till they get light golden brown. Keep stirring them continuously so they get cooked evenly.
  3. Now add the minced garlic and stir-fry for another minute or two. Add the mushrooms and jalapenos and fry for 2-3 minutes (continuously stirring) till the mushrooms starts to soften.
  4. Now add the chopped green onions (reserve about 1 tablespoon for topping); stir-fry for another minute or so.
  5. Lower the heat and finally add the mixed sauces and stir-fry everything is well coated with the sauce. Check for the seasoning; if needed add salt. Take it out in a serving platter and sprinkle chopped green onions and drizzle sesame oil on top.
  6. Serve hot immediately


If you don't want spicy you can leave out jalapeno or hot pepper paste.


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  • Rosa February 18, 2015, 6:18 pm

    A wonderful dish! The kind of food I enjoy.

    Lovely pictures.



    • Reem February 18, 2015, 10:54 pm

      Hi Rosa,
      Thank you soo much my friend for all your love and support! Thank You!!!


  • yummychunklet February 19, 2015, 3:40 am

    What a delicious looking post!

    • Reem February 20, 2015, 12:49 am

      Thank you soo much my friend!!

  • Nimmi February 19, 2015, 3:45 pm

    Delicious!! On my way to get those fish cakes.
    Any particular brand of fish cakes you prefer?
    Thank you.

    • Reem February 19, 2015, 8:13 pm

      you can get any brand from asian grocery stores; if you have korean grocery store nearby they sell freshly made fish cakes too.
      Also they come in different shapes, so go haead and pick up what you find best :)

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche February 19, 2015, 8:54 pm

    This fish cake dish looks incredible! I love fish cakes and asian flavours so the recipe is ideal for me to make for myself and my pescetarian family… pinned!

    • Reem February 20, 2015, 12:50 am

      Thanks so much!!

  • Raymund February 22, 2015, 7:24 pm

    I would love nibbling on this dish!