Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Pan fried cuttlefish eggs, thats a first! @ Di Di Xiang

I was attracted to this place because of the cuttlefish eggs but as I do not go to MK often I did not try this place immediately.

I happened to pass by and saw pictures of the cuttlefish eggs and realised it was the shop I was planning to try so I went in.

Luckily they had an English menu, but you need to ask for it which is irritating because if I was in a hurry, I would pick another restaurant that has English rather than waste my time asking for one. When I saw the reviews of the cuttlefish eggs I just assumed they were flattened cuttlefish balls but after checking out the menu I found out they were made from Cuttlefish eggs which was even better because not many places in HK have them. According to GKC’s review they have them at Ap Lei Chau market.

The fish noodles were sold out so I had to pick the Chaozhou handmade noodles. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★
Pan fried cuttlefish egg When they came they had a slightly golden surface which was good because they were not burnt.
They had a really delicate taste and it was slightly sweet. I did not use the sweet chili sauce on it because I felt that vinegar or chili oil was a better complement.
The major let down was that the pan frying oil or the pan that was used because there was a rancid oil taste which really ruined the cuttlefish egg since it doesn’t have much taste, so the oil taste is very prominent.
As for the texture, it was so soft and foamy but if you compare it to marshmallow it does not melt in your mouth and it is firmer. The texture is really similar to those Japanese white pillows at 三河屋 MIKAWAYA and Issei Nabe.
Cuttlefish eggs are slightly different from roe, which are much tinier, these are liquid filled sacks, which are grounded to make these snacks!
Special sauce with chaozhou handmade noodles I wanted the fish noodles with the special sauce but they were sold out so had to get the Chaozhou handmade noodles.
The noodles came with soup, but the soup was too salty. The sauce on the noodles was quite nice, there was so much grounded sesame seeds in it and it was slightly sour. Apart from the sauce I did not like the noodles much because they were hard and chewy.
I was really surprised they had a website too, and it works (depending on what time you check!!).
Apart from this noodle joint they are a fishball manufacturer in China.

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