Foodie Friday: Fried Shrimp Ball

Fried shrimp ball: crispy shrimp delicacy served at dim sum

shrimp ball

In the upper right hand corner.

This was one of the dim sum treats that I fell in love with as a child. They reminded me of eating pom poms. Of course, the most exciting part of the food was the crunchy little tentacles that stuck out of the ball. (One of my kids insists on just eating the “crunchies,” which kind of defeats the purpose of eating a shrimp ball.)

It’s a deep-fried delicacy, so I imagine it’s highly unhealthy. But once in a while, you’re entitled to a treat, right?

Fun fact: Dim sum means to “touch your heart.” 

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  1. gosh, i haven’t had dim sum since i was a child. my mom made it a few times.
    also we would once a year go to China town in Los Angeles and have it and other wonderful things.

  2. hello Jennifer, i never knew dim sum means to touch your heart, great , i love dim sum.

    thanks for visiting my blog.
    happy easter!

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