Sardine Puffs

Nothing like a little scent of home and comfort of pastry puffs…


I do owe an apology, more to myself rather than to you un-judging people, for not posting here in almost a week. I know for some bloggers, a week is perfectly normal but I was doing a daily post and suddenly having to go on a break like this seemed weird. I have been extremely tied up with friends visiting, the election drama in Malaysia, heartache that followed and etc.

The only thing that is comforting is food, what else. And this is the easiest thing to make which is quintessentially Malaysian.


1 can of Sardine (you should be able to get this in any asian shop)


1 red onion chopped

2 cloves of garlic chopped

1 tbsp chili powder

2 tbsp lime juice

2~3 Pastry sheets

1 egg


1. Remove the skin and bones of the sardines. Do not throw away the tomato sauce

2. On a pan, fry the onions and garlic with some oil till softened. Add the chili powder and the sardines together with all the tomato sauce

3. Break up the sardine into pieces and add salt to taste. Once it’s cooked, turn off the heat and add the lime juice.

4. Cut your pastry sheets in a reasonable rectangular size (I cut 1 pastry sheets into 6 rectangles)

5. Add a good spoonful of the sardine on the pastry and roll up


6. Beat the egg and use as egg wash on the top of the pastry. Bake pastries on a tray with baking sheets in the oven on 180 deg C for about 20~25mins till they become golden brown.