Cookbook:Tod Mun (Thai Fish Cakes)

Tod Mun (Thai Fish Cakes)
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Tod mun (Thai fish cakes) can be found sold on the streets of Thailand and are a popular snack. At home they are perfect for an appetizer. There are many different recipes. The most common variant uses both fish and shrimp; this is the basic fish recipe.




  1. Stack the lime leaves and roll them together into a tube shape. Slice them into thin strips.
  2. Slice the green beans into small (½ inch) pieces.
  3. Mince the fish.
  4. Mix all the ingredients except the green beans and lime leaves in a bowl.
  5. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Add the green beans and lime leaves to the mixture and stir again.
  7. Add the oil to a frying pan and heat to a medium temperature.
  8. Drop a tablespoon of the mixture into the pan and flatten slightly. When the bottom is cooked, turn over.
  9. When cooked on both sides, place on a paper towel to drain any extra oil. Continue with the rest of the mixture.

Notes, tips, and variations

  • If fresh Kaffir lime leaves are not available, do not substitute dried leaves as this will not work, and it is better to leave them out altogether.
  • You may substitute the fish with chicken.