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Salted Egg Sotong Ring, a revered zi char creation, enchants with its irresistible fusion of creamy salted egg yolk sauce and tender squid rings. This dish showcases squid rings coated in a luscious salted egg yolk mixture, creating a symphony of rich flavors and contrasting textures. The velvety, golden-hued sauce envelops each ring, imparting a luxurious taste experience. Loved for its indulgent creaminess and the perfect balance of saltiness, Salted Egg Sotong Ring has secured its status as a well-liked zi char favorite. It offers a memorable and delectable dining journey that continues to captivate diners seeking a dish that marries the delicate flavors of squid with the comforting allure of salted egg yolk, making it an enduring and highly sought-after choice.

Why Do People Love Salted Egg Sotong Ring

People like Salted Egg Sotong Ring because it has a unique and delicious taste. The crispy texture of the sotong ring combined with the savoury and slightly sweet flavour of the salted egg yolk sauce create a satisfying and enjoyable experience for the taste buds.

The dish has also gained popularity in recent years due to the trend of incorporating salted egg yolk into various food items. As a result, it has become a must-try for many food enthusiasts who are curious about this trendy flavour.

What You Need For Your Salted Egg Sotong Ring:

Making Salted Egg Sotong Ring yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 300g calamari rings
  • 2 salted duck egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 red chilli peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 

How To Cook Salted Egg Sotong Ring 

Step 1

Begin by preparing the salted egg yolk sauce. Steam the salted duck egg yolks for about 10 minutes until they are fully cooked. Remove the yolks from the shells and mash them into a fine paste.

Step 2

In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sliced chilli peppers. Sauté until fragrant and lightly golden.

Step 3

Add the mashed salted egg yolks to the pan, followed by the curry leaves. Stir fry the mixture for a few minutes until the salted egg yolks have melted and combined with the butter.

Step 4

In a separate pan, heat vegetable oil for frying. Coat the calamari rings with a thin layer of cornstarch, shaking off any excess, and carefully drop them into the hot oil. Fry the calamari rings in batches until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.

Step 5

Once all the calamari rings are fried, transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour the salted egg yolk sauce over the rings and toss gently until each piece is evenly coated.

Step 6

Sprinkle the sugar and salt over the coated calamari rings and toss once again to distribute the seasoning evenly.

Step 7

Serve the Salted Egg Sotong Ring immediately while still hot and crispy. Garnish with additional curry leaves for a fresh herbal aroma. Enjoy! 

Serving Salted Egg Sotong Ring with Other Dishes. 

Salted Egg Sotong Ring makes a fantastic appetiser or main course. Pair it with a bowl of steamed jasmine rice for a satisfying meal. For a complete seafood feast, serve it alongside dishes such as chilli crab or garlic butter prawns.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Source of Protein: Squid rings provide a source of protein essential for muscle growth and overall body functions. 
  2. Healthy Fats: The dish contains healthy fats from the salted egg yolk, which can contribute to satiety and energy. 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Squid offers minerals like zinc, selenium, and copper, along with B vitamins (B12) important for health. 
  4. Balanced Meal Component: When consumed in moderation alongside nutrient-rich vegetables and whole grains, Salted Egg Sotong Ring can contribute to a balanced meal. 
  5. Creamy Texture: The creamy salted egg yolk sauce adds a luxurious and indulgent texture to the dish. 
  6. Culinary Indulgence: Salted Egg Sotong Ring provides a decadent and pleasurable dining experience. 
  7. Flavorful Harmony: The dish’s balance of creamy salted egg yolk and tender squid rings creates a satisfying taste profile. 
  8. Occasional Treat: While not meant for frequent consumption, it can be enjoyed occasionally as a delightful indulgence. 
  9. Micronutrient Diversity: Depending on the recipe and batter, the dish can offer a variety of vitamins and minerals. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Salted Egg Sotong Ring without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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