Tod Mun Pla is Thai fish cake, one of the many basic Thai dishes aside from other appetizers i.e. Thai Egg Rolls, Mango Salad, Miang Kam, etc.
Tod Mun Pla is commonly found in street food in Thailand, and are very flavorful compared to most Western fish cake recipes. It involves very few ingredients and you can get away making it with store-bought curry paste and fish paste. I love it because it can be served as an appetizer, a side dish, at a party, picnic and all sorts of occasions.
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients above to form a smooth fish paste. Make sure the red curry paste is well blended with the rest of the ingredients.
Heat up oil in a wok enough for deep fry. Wet your hands and pick up the fish paste (about the size of a ping pong ball). Flatten and make it into a patty. Drop it into the cooking oil and fry till golden brown. Repeat the same for the rest of the fish paste.
Serve the fish cakes hot with Thai sweet chili dipping sauce. I served my Thai Fish Cake Tod Mun Pla with Thai Pineapple Fried Rice.
ทานให้อร่อยนะ (Bon Appetite!)