The fish satay factory in Pangkor Island, Hai Seng Hin (海成兴沙爹渔场), is a nice place to do a bit of souvenir and snack shopping.
dried & shredded cuttlefish (aka “sotong”),
and more cuttlefish, to be specific, the baby ones. The two pictures above are baby cuttlefish heads that are a bit cheaper than the body-only cuttlefish as they are tougher in texture (RM 7 for 100g) .
The baby cuttlefish with just the body in spicy flavor (RM8 for 100g).
Some of the rarer seafood items are found here too like the sea cucumbers,
fish swim bladders (aka fish maws),
and dried oysters. These are less common in our daily meals, but these things are the star ingredients during Chinese New Year reunion dinners & lunches.
All the items are available from various souvenir shops on the Island, mostly located near the jetty, but I find the satay factory right by the sea with small villages around it (and the big octopus!) rather charming 🙂
Hai Seng Heng Fish Satay Factory Website
Address: 200A Sungai Pinang Kecil, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel: +605 685 1111