Fish Balls is a kind of typical Hong Kong snack which made of fish meat. According to a statistic in 2002, the daily average consumption of Fish Balls in Hong Kong is 55 metric ton (about 3.75 million Fish Balls).
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[ A close look at fish balls. The skin is very smooth. ]
Two kinds of Fish Balls
Fish Ball in Hong Kong can be divided into two categories. One is the well-known cooked food sold along streets by venders. Its history can be tracked back to 1950s. This type of Fish Balls is made of fried fish meat. Food stalls often sold them with spicy or sweat sauces.
The other kind is not cooked food but available in traditional markets and super markets. With higher price and different taste from the first type, this kind of Fish Ball is usually served as an important ingredient of hot pot. Another popular way to eat Fish Ball is to cook them with noodle in hot soup.