This weekend I have to learn, once again that, NOT everything will turn out great. I am just grateful that its a small disaster, tho a big disappointment.

deep fried squid rings.. not quite what I had in mind

deep fried squid rings.. not quite what I had in mind

I have this “thing” about crispy squids. Deep friend baby squids are very commonly available around SG, MY. A little expensive, but not too bad. Like most people, I like what I cant afford more than what I can… I really like those sweet and sour and spicy crispy fried squid rings served at Pow Sing. They are so tasty, but rather expensive. SG$8 for a very small serving, hardly enough for me. I need 3 orders at least.

This weekend, I decided to try making it myself. I got a recipe online, got the ingredients and 1kg squids. Everything for just RM10. That was a great bargain… if it yields 20 servings of my favorite snack.. 🙂 Was so counting on it to turn out well.

deep fried squid and orangy flavoured sweet and sour dip.

deep fried squid and orangy flavoured sweet and sour dip.

The preparation process was more time consuming that I had thought. Washing the squids, gutting it out, slicing it.. maybe 1KG was too much for us.. But here we have it, and so we use it. Then rolling them in seasoned flour, dipping in egg and milk, throw them around in the tempura crumbs. Next, makes the sauce, which was easy. The deep frying was the most difficult part. We heated up the oil as much as we could, and it wouldnt stop spattering. 1 big burst threw hot oil on my hands and a drip on my face.. hope I wont be scarred becos of that.. and everywhere else in the cockpit had spots of oil..

We gave up on getting the squids crispy, it will just be deep fried calamari style, which in my opinion is not crispy. The taste was actually quite good. Fresh squid and good tempura batter + the really nice orange flavoured sweet and sour sauce.

Would we try making this dish again… ? Well. Maybe the time will come again..

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