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Octopus balls on Prince Street in Flushing

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Octopus balls on Prince Street in Flushing

Scott K | Dec 30, 2003 07:47 AM

While waiting for friends to show up for our dinner at Pho, I walked next door to enjoy a grilled octopus from the Octopus man. Great as usual. My friends called to say they were running late so I walked down prince past Spicy and Tasty and noticed a group of people huddled around a window on the next block( on the same side of the street as Spicy and Tasty but the next block, on Prince). Out of a window these two people were frying up these golf ball sized Octopus Balls. For an order of six it's $3.50. I ordered one and was asked if I wanted wasabi or mayo sauce. I chose wasabi. After the balls are fried, they brushed the balls with a wasabi sauce, but then still squirted what I believe was some mayo on them, topped with a lot of shavings of something that I couldn't identify. They served the balls in a fast food looking paper box, close it, and stick a bunch of toothpicks in it for you. My friends showed up just in time to taste these with me. We all really enjoyed them. The balls are very light, with a very soft filling made up of octopus and some other stuff I couldn't identify. Regardless, they mixture of flavors from the shavings, wasabi sauce and mayo was delicious. A very enjoyable treat.

Our dinner at Pho was very good as usual. An order of the barbequed beef wrapped rolls, grilled pork chop, steamed jumbo oysters, chicken with lemongrass and chili, and a whole fried fish.

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