Little Fishies

13 Jul

“Jemput-Jemput Ikan Bilis” or Anchovy Fritters

Is it me or does everyone on TV or movies hate anchovies? I mean, almost every show I watched, whenever they are ordering a pizza, no anchovies. Anchovies are disgusting. Blah blah blah. I have always known it by it’s Malay name, “ikan bilis”. And later, I knew the English name as anchovies. And I was like, what is wrong with these people? Anchovies are yum!

And finally, confusion was cleared and order was restored. The anchovies on pizzas are those slimy ones which I heard tasted like rusty iron. “Ikan Bilis” however, are dried anchovies and have the most wonderful crunch when fried. Also good in “sambals” or chilli sauce.

Ikan Bilis or Dried Anchovies. Photo grabbed from Google Search

The Anchovy Fritters I made in the photo on top, are really good. Eat them while they are hot. Yes, even if it means burning your tongue. Such a perfect savoury snack on a rainy day, accompanied with a cup of tea. And, not a single taste of rusty iron detected.

-hazrock, iron maiden

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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Food


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One response to “Little Fishies

  1. Sharifah

    July 21, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I have always loved ikan bilis, as fritters and also as an accompaniment to nasi goreng. I like anchovies, too. In California, I sometimes order my pizza with it. The last time I ordered pizza with anchovies, the guy who took the order said: “You are the first person in a long time to ask for it!”


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