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Steamed Squid & Glass Noodles

1, Wash quid and remove the intestines. Cut into slices.

2, Soak glass noodles in water till soft. Drain them, add in 1 tbsp light soy sauce and mix well.

3. Chop 3 cloves of garlic. Heat a pan with a little oil in. Add in garlic, stir fry till aromatic. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix well.

4. In a plate, arrange glass noodles at the bottom layer. Squid over glass noodles. And pour the sauce over them.

5. In hot water, steam for 8 mins.

6. Garnish with some chopped spring onion.


Crispy Fried Squid

  1. Wash and clean squid.
  2. Cut squid into rings or smaller pieces.
  3. In a bowl, add in 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder. Season with salt and black pepper. And to add more flavor, I also added in 1 tsp dried mixed herbs. Mix them well.
  4. Heat oil in the pan.
  5. Dip squid in flour mixture and shake off the excessive.
  6. Deep fry till golden brown.
  7. I also cut lemon slices and parsley. Also roll them in flour mixture and fry.


My husband loved it very much.

Simple Seafood Linguine

1. Prepare 3 medium tomatoes. Cut a cross at the bottom. Soak them in hot water for a little while, then they can be peeled easily.

2. Chop tomatoes into small cubes. Heat a sauce pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil, fry 1 chopped onion till transparent. Add in tomato cubes 2 tablespoon tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar to balance the sourness, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp mixed herbs and 1/4 cup water. Simmer a bit to let tomatoes into paste. And reduce the sauce. Set aside for later use.

3. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. When heated, add in squid rings, clam meat and shrimps. Stir fry for 2 min, add in 1 tsp chopped garlic. Pour in 1 tablespoon cooking wine. Simmer for 1 min or 2.

4. Add tomato sauce in and blend evenly. Mix with cooked linguine.

5. Season with salt, pepper and mixed herbs.


Garnish with spring onion or parsley.

Sweet & Sour Cuttlefish Recipe

Every time when my husband and I went to shopping for grocery, we would stay at the seafood are for a little while discussing what kind of fish we need to buy. Most time, we bought salmon, which is easy to cook and hard to get it done in a terrible way. We seldom bought shell or cuttlefish. Only when I have a new recipe to try that will I buy those I rarely choose.

I think cuttlefish can be fried with crispy shell. If they got coated with sauce, it will be nice. That’s how I got the idea of making this dish.

1. Cut cuttlefish into medium pieces. I was planning to have cuttlefish rings, but the one I bought already got cut open. So I just cut it into strips.

2. Place cuttlefish into a bowl. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper.

3. In another bowl, combine 50g flour, 50g corn flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper. If you want it to be spicy, you can also add in chili powder. Mix them well.

4. Dip cuttlefish into the flour and shake off the excessive.

5. Deep fry them till the shell becomes hard and golden. Cuttlefish tastes really good after frying. I can’t help having some of them and also feed my husband a little. He likes it. Really crispy and tasty.

6. Heat a pan. A little oil in. Sauté chopped ginger and garlic till aromatic.

7. Add in 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Stir to dissolve the sugar. When the sauce condensed, add in fried cuttlefish, green chili & spring onion shreds.

8. Quickly stir fry to let cuttlefish be coated with sauce. And ready to serve.

Crispy cuttlefish is coated with sweet and sour sauce. Very yummy.


Baby Squid, Seaweed & Egg Soup

One time my aunt in China asked me and my husband to have lunch at her home. My aunt used to own a small restaurant and she was the chef there. So she can cook really delicious food. She cooked baby’s squid egg soup that day. My husband tried it and loved it immediately. Even after 2 years, he’s still thinking about that soup. I remembered I was helping around when my aunt was cooking. It’s a very simple soup but I couldn’t get it right.

This time, I tried a different way.

1. Clean baby squid. Cut into halves.

2. In a pot, boil 2 cups water. Put the squid in and boil for 2 mins. Take the squid out and keep the stock.

3. In another pan or pot, heat 1 tsp oil. Sauté a bit chopped ginger.

4. Add in the stock. Bring to boil.

5. Pour in 2 beaten eggs. Stir a bit.

6. Add in baby squid and dried seaweed. Bring to boil.

7. Season with salt and sprinkle chopped spring onion.

My husband likes it, even though it’s different from the way my aunt cooked.