Chewing gum of the orientals – stinky cuttlefish

This is one chewing gum that you wouldn’t want to be caught chewing if you are trying to impress some chick or dude.  No, no!  However, it is something that many of us have grown up with.  Stinky, dried cuttlefish that is so chewy that you can chew longer than chewing gums.

Ken-Ken is a brand that has been around for decades.  Long before other brands come along, Ken-Ken rules.  To those who never smell or taste them before, I can assure you that you will get nauseous by just sniffing it.   Let’s say it is a mixture of rotting fish, burnt sea shells and chillies.  I can tell you that is is GOOD!

So, remember that this is definitely not something you want to share with your first date.  But if two of you can enjoy a packet of this, talk and laugh, you know that you have progressed to a steady relationship.  How’s that?

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

3 thoughts on “Chewing gum of the orientals – stinky cuttlefish

    Mama Bok

    (May 21, 2006 - 1:33 am)

    Wow..i so missed those.. 😉


    (May 21, 2006 - 6:22 pm)

    hahahaha ! misses that too. KNow howmuch it cost back in the 90’s in HCMC ? For a 10 inches cuttlefish – USD3……imagine u r earning USD too. Dirt cheap ler


    (May 22, 2006 - 7:24 am)

    Gee! What’s that 10-inch cuttlefish foodcrazee is talking about? Now, why u grunble about the smell? Thought it smells familiar? Ha ha ha! Would be a good topic on a first date, ya? If u can discuss that, no problem’s too big to overcome!

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