Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Baby squids on the plate....oh so cruel! ( A Seafood Odyssey)

I am always fond of seafood; and I love fish, prawns, squids, etc.
I know smaller fish which represents that they are young are the best and they have the succulent and tender flesh ever which tastes great when steamed
I know the sweetness of freshwater prawns with a few tablespoons of garlic oil and chinese wine, and even the little shrimps are great when stir-fried with green leafy vegetables.
But Baby squids?
My first time hearing it, and it was one of the special dishes recommended to us though I must say I was imagining a tad smaller normal squid in size.
Imagine my shock when I see these on the plate
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These are not just small...as in the dictionary defined meaning of this adjective.
I call this minute-sized!
It was really tiny; and it tasted really crunchy when you bite into them.
Ohhhhh, I felt so evil just doing that....it's no wonder that I refuse to take anymore bites after that.
It was really disheartening to see these poor innocent little babies being put onto the plate at such a young and tender age!
It was rather like anchovies or our typical ikan bilis...it tasted exactly like that, and this was Kam Heong style.....okay, that's it, I beg you please not to ask me how it taste anymore

In case you want a closer look, it is still really this small!
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Thankfully, that was not the only food we had as we had the delicious and signature Assam Fish to accompany us
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They folded the fish rather delicately; and you can never find the tail which was like partly in a decorative style under the body.
Ouch! It must be painful having to hide and fold those tails!!

The fresh lala were forced out of their hides and to be buried within an avalanche of battered eggs and then, get this....to be tossed onto a hot and sizzling plate.
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They must have suffered 1st degree levels of burns....and they were wickedly mocked at when presented to the public in their naked self
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Oh my, I start to think that this place is rather sadistic in nature to the seafood I adore *sobs*
I am feeling guilt....deep in my guts and it's written all over my face.
I'd rather much have my green veggies....
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Green, crunchy and gently heated in the wok while being tossed lightly
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Beats the sadistic nature anytime....
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Oh wait, or were the veggies forced out of their stalks as well and being put on the hot wok?

*Shivers*
Eating can be rather nightmarish sometimes....oh my, and it's all those baby squids' fault...or the sadists' faults...yeah, they're at fault!

I'd better say a little prayer for all of them....AMEN

28 comments:

  1. Wow... your guilt is really showing through your post... a vegetarian in the making perhaps? I went through a 5 year vegetarian spell as well, the thought of meat was so revolting the whole time. But then I came to my senses... hahaha!

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  2. Such a different way to do your review . :-)

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  3. Eh, the lala dish is so special!

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  4. wow...the baby squids! im salivating allllllll over

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  5. i wouldn't eat the baby squid though. not coz of guilt but rather of choice!!!

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  6. Hmm quite an unusual post. So not touching seafood from now on? That means .. less men more share. Muahahahaha! =P

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  7. erm, but isn't that the same squid served up in japanese restaurants?

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  8. i like the baby squids. So tempting.

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  9. hie 550ml, yeah.....it was like so cruel!!
    I am half vegetarian anyway...but I love seafood lar;)

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  10. allie, thank you....it's just a spur-of-the-moment thought:p

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  11. where is this place?? an unique post... :)

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  12. little inbox, oh yeah...it's a really unique and special recommendation by the chef;)

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  13. xin...the guilt, guilt, remember the guilt?

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  14. duckie, oh yeah...choice! I'd choose not to eat for both:)

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  15. eh ... not that cruel what?
    I alwiz wondered, ppl say eating suckling pigs is cruel. but cmon lah ...they're bred to be eaten at later age. wouldn't it be more merciful to kill them earlier rather than later?
    muahaha .... oh so cute squid-ies/octopus-ies !!! come come... let me give you a kiss. AAAMMMMM~!
    (opens mouth wide and bite) ^O^

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  16. tummythoz, you're rather evil...:p hehehe....no sympathy in my guilt but rejoicing in the factor that you will have more seafood to savor! Hehehe....but I still love seafood:)

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  17. cumi&ciki, but I've never tried it in Japanese restaurant before wor...*purse lips*

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  18. sam, the guilt factor, where have all the sympathy gone?

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  19. nkotb, this is in the Fatt Kee restaurant in Kepong I've blogged about before:)
    hehehe...glad you enjoyed reading it;)

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  20. j2kfm, *shrieks loudly* ARRRRRGHHHHHH......no no no.....leave those squids alone.....*covers ears and eyes*

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  21. i love the baby squid on deep fried... Crunchy....

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  22. aiyoo penangtuapui...another free of guilt!:P

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