Without seasoning, the taste is rather bland but cloyingly oily (nakakasuya), just like other fatty, fried foods like potato chips, fries, kropek (shrimp crackers
), okoy (shrimp fritters) and other pig's parts with crackling skin (crispy pata, lechon kawali, bulaklak, etc.
These also tend to contain lots of hydrogenated oils (bad fats), so steer clear of those cheese puffs, shrimp crackers
and potato chips if you want to get rid of belly fat.
There was gin and tonic with the salad-shredded lettuce, diced shrimps and singkamas with a creamy, lemon grass-tinged dressing, spooned onto freshly popped shrimp crackers
. And then we had everything with Champagne.
The basic staple of galunggong and rice then on the poor family's table, he said is now a "luxury" and is replaced by shrimp crackers
(Kropek) and rice to make both ends meet.
These include the Punjabi Samosa, Shrimp Crackers
and Paratha Breads.
Our waiter soon arrived with a delicious amuse-bouche: shrimp crackers
with sweet and sour sauce.
My main course was Nasi Goreng (Dh35), a spicy fried rice served with grilled prawn, chicken satay, shrimp crackers
and fried egg.
She prepares more than a dozen recipes regularly, ranging from green curry chicken and red curry roast duck to lamb with chilli basil, beef with oyster sauce, egg noodle cashew nuts, vegetable spring rolls and a fine line in home-made shrimp crackers
. She also does vegetarian options.
Pour the warm sauce over, garnish with fried shallot, crushed shrimp crackers
and emping nuts crackers.
For the shrimp crackers
: In small bowl, combine remaining shrimp mousse, cornstarch and roe.
Great idea - and a bowl of Thai shrimp crackers
and another bowl of Soba potato chips were soon delivered to our table.
Next comes nasi kunyit, a yellow rice with seven condiments: fried omelet, potato cakes, fried chicken in coconut and lime, fried marinated tempeh strips, grilled mackerel in banana leaf, pickled cucumber and shrimp crackers
. Burbur ketan hitam, a black, sticky rice pudding with palm sugar, will be the dessert.