Fried Cuttlefish Balls (炸墨鱼丸)
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.
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