Fish balls are a common food in southern China, overseas Chinese communities, Asia, and Scandinavia. In Hong Kong, Fish balls are one of the most popular and representative “street foods”
The basic ingredients are fish, flour and flavorings such as salt and sugar. The proportion of fish and flour will depend on the quality and type of fish balls to be made. The white fish balls found in a number of traditional Hong Kong restaurants are made using only fresh fish; while the street fried fish balls are made by using cheap fish and a mixture of flour in order to reduce costs from the wholesale business.