New Recipes

Fried Cuttlefish Balls (炸墨鱼丸)

Fried Cuttlefish Balls
Fried Cuttlefish Balls pictures (2 of 3)

Don’t you just love eating foods that remind you of your childhood, or when you were younger? Foods that practically transport you to a different era when things were a lot less complicated and life were much simpler, and perhaps happier?

I am a junk food junkie and I love all sorts of snacks, especially if they are in skewers. Fried cuttlefish ball is one of them—sold by street vendors, roadside stalls or the food court at the basement level of shopping centers (in Asia). They are nice little treats, ones that I particularly enjoyed eating, especially when they are dipped in a spicy condiment such as Lingham’s hot sauce

The timing of this snack couldn’t be any better (or more nostalgic) as I found some cuttlefish balls made in Malaysia while food shopping this past weekend. It’s not easy to find Malaysian food products here in the United States so I was especially psyched to test the goods. The brand is BEST (极佳) and they have a whole lineup of fish products—springy fish paste, fish balls, fish tofu, and cuttlefish balls. It’s the taste of home and the cuttlefish balls are loaded with real and shredded pieces of cuttlefish.

I fried up these cuttlefish balls with my deep-fryer, poured some Lingham’s hot sauce over them, and then I turned on my TV and watched a DVD movie. Life is— again—simpler, happier, and tastier.

Enter to Win FREE Prizes

Vinturi Vertical Lever Wine Corkscrew Giveaway
Tovolo Christmas 2015 Bundle Giveaway
Jacob Bromwell U.S. Embossed Tin Cup Giveaway

27 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Pat

    I grew up in Hong Kong, and yes, I love fried cuttlefish balls, fish balls, especially curry fish balls sold by street vendors. Remind of the good old days growing up in Hong Kong. Thank you!

    • Hi Pat, I love curry fish balls, never miss then whenever I go to Hong Kong. I always buy from the little cafes selling them. Next time, I will make some curry fish balls. :)

  2. Kat

    I live in Long Beach & always looking for products made in Malaysia & Singapore. I was very happy when I finally was able to get the Dodo brand fish balls at the Filipino supermarkets in Cerritos & Artesia. Can you tell me which Asian supermarkets sell this Best brand? Is this Best brand available at the 99 Ranch Supermarket? Thanks.

    • Hi Kat, yes, I bought Dodo until I found this brand! I especially love their fish paste, it makes Yong Tow Fu just like the ones we get in the market, very springy.

      I got it at 德成行 at Rowland Heights, not sure what is the name in English, I hope you can read English. They are a Chinese shop selling herbs and Chinese medicine, but also vegetables and grocery. They have a branch in RH and also Monterey Park.

      • Kat

        Hi Bee, thanks for the info! Dodo’s fish balls are good but I didn’t like their squid balls so I can’t wait to get my hands on Best products. I can read some Chinese….would you happen to have this shop’s address/ tel. no.? Thanks again!

        • Here you go, weekends are the best to buy this product.

          Monterey Park分店地址:122 W. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754

          Rowland Heights分店地址:1457 Nogales St., Rowland Heights, CA 91748

          Monterey Park分店地址:401 E. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91755

  3. Hi Bee, Shan here. Not sure if you remember me. Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say hi and hope you’re well. Have finally succumbed and started a modest little food blog of my own. It’s still in its early days but am enjoying it so far.
    Take care and have a great rest of the day.


  4. dhruv.foodie

    could you please give us a recipe explaining how to make this from scratch???
    i used to live in indonesia…. and i love this kind of food, but its rather hard to find ready made stuff in india….

  5. Ira Riera Noor Lailee

    Hola, i’m malaysian..married and live here in Spain. It is not easy at all to find malaysian products. Me and my spanish husband open a Asian Food Tapas Restaurant last March. We are doing very well with Asian food here in Asturias.People love its…but, i would love so much to put more variety of malaysian snack in our restaurant. Would you mind to give us the recipe how to do homemade cuttlefish balls. I have been search in net but…some of its ,doesn’t make sence.
    Hope for your reply…thank you in advance.

  6. deeps

    hi bee,used to get lovely sweet and sour pork in this ball shape and hope you can tell me how its done that way.great recipe’s.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *