Stir-fried spicy sea snails aka balitong

5 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy
It is one of the favourite seafood item that can found in most seafood restaurant in Malaysia.


Number of serving: 5
300 gm sea snails/ balitong- washed and cleaned

2 - 2.5 tablespoon of olive oil/ vegetable oil

1 tablespoon of dried prawn soaked and pounded fine

1 sprig curry leaves

Spice ingredients:

1 tablespoon chilli paste

-2 shallots

1 tablespoon of fish curry powder

1 tablespoon tom yam paste


1 teaspoon of sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon of anchovies /ikan bilis stock granules

2 tablespoons of water


  • Blend the spice ingredients in a food processor into a fine paste.
  • Blanch sea-snails in boiling water for a minute. Drain.
  • Heat oil in a wok and sauté dried prawns, curry leaves and blended spice ingredients until fragrant.
  • Add the sea-snails and fry well to combine. Stir in seasoning and bring to a quick rolling boil. Dish out to serve.


Stir-Fried Spicy Sea Snails aka Balitong, photo 1Stir-Fried Spicy Sea Snails aka Balitong, photo 2Stir-Fried Spicy Sea Snails aka Balitong, photo 3Stir-Fried Spicy Sea Snails aka Balitong, photo 4


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