Monday, April 17, 2006

Balitong @ Siput Sedut (Part 2)

What happened to all the cute Balitong aka Siput Sedut in my previous post? What else? Of course they ended up as delicious, yummy food. Else... it would be such a waste :) I bought one kilogram of Balitong and asked the Balitong seller to clean the mud & chip off the Balitong tails for me (pay another extra RM1 for that, but worthwhile.. hahha, since it is troublesome to chip off the tails (1 kilo Balitong) one by one).

Since there were few bloggers asking me how I cooked the Balitong, so I will give a brief summary here:
I heated the oil in the wok & stirred fried the chopped ginger, chopped garlic and chopped chillies together till fragrant. I mixed the curry powder, belachan powder, oyster sauce, black soya sauce (one tablespoon each) together with a pinch of salt & sugar and water as sauce in another bowl. I poured in the sauce and simmered with slow fire till boiled. Then I added in the balitong and cooked using medium heat till the gravy thickened.
I guess I can hear the Balitongs yelling for help inside the hot wok or hot kuali while cooking.. Sob sob.. (Was I hallucinating???)

This is the final result

The dish was very hot & spicy (well.. ginger, chillies, curry powder etc..), but nevertheless, I like it that way.. Finger licking good? I'm lovin' it ;)

And once again.. Not forgetting... hope all the cute balitong @ siput sedut R.I.P in Balitong heaven :)

23 comments:

Jacky said...

Wahaha, got part 2 some more :)

Selba said...

Can tell you are really a good cooker.... the balitong looks so yummy... Must try someday!

Btw... looking the last picture... aiiiii.... that cute balitong, ended up in someone stomach.... so sorry for he/she leh... kekekeke

Chen said...

jacky,
continuation from Part 1 loh..
Part 1 - the Balitong were still alive, very active... and very cute...

selba,
cooker?
cooker = periuk nasi :P
*cabut*

at least the Balitong were now in Balitong heaven.. Good for them ;)

slurp! said...

ya ya ... this is super shiok with cold beer and chit-chating with kakis ... we call it su-su, not that it taste like milk, but becoz of the sound we made while eating them hehehehe ...

carcar said...

may the balitung r.i.p in your stomach or in your wc. hahaha...

hey thanks for the recipe, will try it out! i smell strong curry chicken smell frm my neighbour's place, will try out curry chicken this weekend! i miss my mum's curry chicken! :((

Chen said...

slurp,
su-su? I know the name "chuk-chuk" :P Another new name for Balitong :D

carcar,
As long as they R.I.P, can liao.. :)

Walao.. your neighbour eat/cook curry chicken at this weird hour? Curry chicken is another "sinful" food

Sharl612 said...

You take any photo of the shell after you suck them clean? *Imagine* ... photos from live balitong to cook balitong to empty balitong ... ;p

Chen said...

sharl612,
aiks.. how come I never think of that? I guess too syiok makan liao.. till forget everything :D

izso said...

OMG.. how can you still eat that thing when you've seen it move and squirm.. and the colour!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!

I have sworn off balitong. Will use your spicy recipe on something else though.. just gave me some great ideas!

IML said...

Good morning!!! Balitong??? Hmm...haven't had them for years. Luv to suck them out but the slime really gets me.

Kristopher said...

delicious..yum yum...look nice...poor balitong... Cooked ALIVE!!!!

Alicia said...

a very mean post indeed.. seeing the balitongs suffering..

Chen said...

izso,
But they are just too delicious, cannot resist :)

IMLS,
If u made it hot & spicy, u won't really "notice" the slime ;)

kristopher,
well.. most of the shellfishes we consumed are cooked "alive".. just that we don't see the process :)

alicia,
aiks... will u share the same opinion with Izso - stop eating Balitong ? :)

jonboy60 said...

Izzit something escargot? Or better than this?

phangan said...

you cruel cruel balitong killer...

kekekeke j/k

Chen said...

jonboy60,
it is something similar to escargot :)

phangan,
kekekke... all of us who are "omnivore" are "cruel" in a sense :P

Thao said...

MMMM, yummy, sure they were tasty hehehe, cute little ones though

Robin said...

at least your post not as scary as Agus's..

still.. not so yummy.. :(

slimmy or not har?

Chen said...

thao,
yeah, they are indeed tasty :)

robin,
not your cup of tea? The hot & spicy taste can cover the slimmy effect..

fooDcrazEE said...

wow! i am impressed. Can copy recipe ?

Chen said...

foodcrazee,
can... my recipe are simple recipe.. self modified one :)

day-dreamer said...

Eh... I know this bali tong thingy, but I really don't know how to enjoy it. I suck and suck and suck but the flesh just won't come out! Poor me... unlike my cousins, who can get the flesh out in no time.

Chen said...

day dreamer,
seems like your sucking technique is wrong :D Must learn to suck more... then u can "master" the technique ;)