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Imitation Shark Fin Soup (Fake Fin Soup)

Chinese New Year is a time when families celebrating the occasion get together and indulge in some serious feasting. Nowadays, with society getting more affluent, the food is also getting more elaborate – for example, a luxurious pot of shark fin soup is no longer a rare sight on the dining table. I have avoided shark fin soup due to the cruelty of shark finning and how it had led to a drastic decline in the shark population. I have nothing against those who consume this Chinese delicacy though, nor do I want to be hypocritical about it since I’m not a vegetarian.

Imitation Shark Fin (Fake Fin)

However, since I have full control over what I cook at home, I prefer to cook imitation shark fin soup where the fake fin is essentially made with gelatin (see picture above). 

Imitation Shark Fin Soup Recipe

For those who have tasted the real shark fin soup before, you may agree with me that the fin is largely tasteless, with the flavour contributed by the rich soup broth.

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While imitation shark fin may lose out slightly in terms of texture to the real thing, the firm texture of the imitation fin still gives it a good bite. Best of all, it cost a tiny fraction of the price (I bought a packet for less than S$10) and it is a much kinder option you can consider amidst this festive season.

54 comments on “Imitation Shark Fin Soup (Fake Fin Soup)”

  1. hi,

    May I know where can i buy the imitation shark fin?


    • hi Amy, I got mine from NTUC, Tampines Mall outlet, frozen seafood section. Not sure if they are still selling it now. HTHs

  2. Hi, i love the sound of your recipe. Would love to try. Beside im pregnant so avoiding eating sharks is a must. But im from uk. Cant find it anywhere. You know where i can buy it? Or u sud sell it on ebay lol so ppl like me can buy off u. X

  3. Hi Wiffy,

    Happy New Year!
    Excellent paper! I am looking this information because I am planning to produce this artificial shark’s fin in Canada, do you know where I can buy this kind of equipment?

  4. Hi Noobcook,

    Can i know how you cooked the frozen crab meat?

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  6. Hi wiffy

    I just loved your recipe blog, I want to make shark fin soup , As I am a vegetarian,is the imitation shark fin vegetarian ?

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  10. Hi,

    May i enquire what the serving size of this recipe is.

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