Monday, October 22, 2012


This is one of the best dish I ever tried. This dish can be an appetizer or snack and also gets along with some beers and wines :)

The cuttlefish is very crispy and it also had some hint of the spiciness...very yummy !!!!


1 kg (1/2 lb) fresh cuttlefish / squid, cut into pieces and make patterns

1 tbsp shredded fresh ginger

6 dried chilies

For The Sauce:

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

3 tbsp tomato sauce/ketchup

2 tbsp chili sauce

1 tbsp Chinese black vinegar

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1/2 tbsp oyster sauce

5 tbsp water


1. Blanch cuttlefish in boiling water for half minutes. Dish and drain.

2. Heat up oil for deep-frying, put in fresh cuttlefish / squid and deep-fry until dry and crispy**. Dish and drain.

3. Pour the sauce ingredients into the wok and cook

** When frying fresh squid/cuttlefish, lots of heats up oil are needed. First round of frying may not be crunchy. Dish up the cuttlefish / squid and drain, add more oil and heat up. Pour in the drained cuttlefish / squid again to deep fry until crunchy. The stove at home with lower flame may need another round of deep frying and this particular dish of cuttlefish / squid is only tasty when is crunchy.

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