Squidster

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I was intrigued by this kiosk the moment I saw it in V-Mall’s food court. The Party Squid? It made me chuckle. The line did work for me and so I found myself walking over to the stall with my husband and checking out what this party squid had to offer.

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The kiosk isn’t difficult to miss given its big red signage. It also has tumblers of noodles displayed up front which immediately caught my eye or the attention of my grumbling tummy. I was in the mood for a snack, and so eagerly looked for the menu.

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All things squid! There’s the classic squid balls, squid and crab, squid with veggies, squid with tofu, spicy squid, etc. They’re all grilled which makes this snack healthier than the usual deep-fried squid balls we see on the streets.

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Squidster also serves noodles. I was thinking they’d serve squid noodle soup, which sounded strangely appealing.

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My mistake. They sauteed the noodles with a little oil, some veggies and squid bits. You can also choose what oil to use – spicy squid oil being one of them; I don’t remember the others! It tasted fine. Nothing spectacular, just okay. I’d say this would be good for a light snack. Something to tide you over in between meals.

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We got Spicy Squid, Squid with Crabmeat and regular Squid. To my untrained palate, they all tasted the same. It didn’t help that the sauce overpowered the taste of the squid, but that was my fault I think. I should’ve asked the vendor to put the sauce on the side so I can better enjoy the taste of the grilled squid. Consider this a tip for when you’ll be trying this kiosk out.

Overall, it was a satisfactory experience. I like that they grill the squid and saute the noodles right in front of you. It’s healthier than the usual food court food, fast and service was friendly. This’ll make for a good snack, especially for those who are counting the minutes to a big dinner with friends but don’t want to stuff their faces when they get there.

Perhaps this is also good for parties? I don’t really know, but it is called Squidster, the Party Squid. I guess I’ll have to wait for someone to throw a party and see if Squidster shows up.

1 Comment so far

  1. rach (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    Hi Toni. The cute squid and red background makes a nice signage. I’m fond of squid balls! Thanks for sharing another one of your discoveries.



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