After learning of this DoDo’s new product through its launch campaign a while back, I bought a can from the supermarket out of curiosity just to find out how DoDo fischeon would taste like as compared to luncheon meat.
‘Fischeon’ simply means ‘Fish Luncheon’. It is available in 3 flavours: Original, Cheese and Black Pepper and retails at S$3.50 at NTUC Fairprice. It is supposed to be a healthier alternative to luncheon meat. Fischeon is made from sardines and tuna, contains omega-3 fatty acids and is free of preservatives and trans fat.
At first glance, the fischeon looks like pate or a light beige-coloured version of spam with no presence of any fats.
It cooks like luncheon and tastes like fish cake with a lot of pepper in it. Even though it is extremely peppery, it is still not able to mask its fishy flavour similar to canned tuna or sardines but the good thing is, it is definitely less oily (in fact, there’s hardly any oil upon frying) than normal luncheon meat. I diced them up and pan-fried them without adding extra oil and they still browned up nicely.
And here’s what I did with the fischeon.
Fischeon Pasta Recipe
Ingredients (serves 1)
100g fusilli or your favourite pasta, cooked till al dente
80g fischeon, diced
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp oyster sauce
dash of fish sauce
1. Pan-fry the fischeon cubes in a pan without adding extra oil till they turn golden brown. Remove and set aside.
2. Add a little olive oil in the same pan and saute the onions till slightly soft.
3. Add the pasta, oyster sauce and fish sauce and stir-fry quickly. Adjust seasoning to your preference if need be.
4. Return the fischeon to the pan and give it a good toss before serving.
This was just a simple stir-fried pasta that I made for lunch. The fischeon tasted average and I got a little sickly of it in the end because the texture was rather flat unlike luncheon meat that is salty, greasy and just flavoursome. I did a salmon fried rice the next day with the remaining fischeon which wasn’t too bad. Shall put up this recipe later on.
If you’re seeking a change from your usual luncheon meat, DoDo’s Fischeon is worth a try provided you like the smell and taste of pepper as well as canned tuna or sardines. As for me, I’d just stick with good old luncheon meat for now.