Calamari – Oyster & Chop

Calamari - Oyster & Chop
Furikake crumb, togarashi sprinkle, yuzu mayo. $19 NZD
Oyster & Chop, Auckland NZ

Wow, this was probably one of the best calamari dishes I’ve had! The  squid was super tender, the breading was delicious, and it was perfectly fried. Combine that with the Japanese flavors and you have a winning plate!

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Mediterranean calamari salad – Novy Restaurant

Mediterranean calamari salad - Novy Restaurant
Sauteed calamari, cucumber, Kalamata olives, roasted red pepper, pickled red onion, lime vinaigrette. $14
Novy Restaurant, San Francisco CA

I liked this salad. It tasted bright and delicious, and it was definitely on the healthy side. The calamari were nice and tender and not rubbery. Yum!

The original clam bake cioppino – The Old Clam House

The original clam bake cioppino - The Old Clam House
Clams, mussels, crab, shrimp, calamari, fish filet, potatoes, carrots, onions, olives, garlic, corn in a spicy cioppino sauce. Couple $49.99
The Old Clam House, San Francisco CA

OMG, this was SO much food! This was pretty much a small pail of cioppino for only two people, and it was SO delicious! I liked that the sauce was on the spicy side. Most cioppinos are kinda bland these days. This cioppino was also packed with seafood. This was definitely worth it, and I would go back for this dish. Noms!

Chili calamari – Sky Deck View Bar

Chili calamari - Sky Deck View Bar
Crispy egg battered squid, chili, aioli, lime wedge, cilantro. 310 PHP
Sky Deck View Bar, Manila PHILIPPINES

Mmm, these calamari were done right! They weren’t dry and over-fried and chewy. They were still tender and packed with flavor, a little heat and some sweetness. A nice early evening snack to kick off the night.

Manhattan and Long Island Iced Tea - Sky Deck View Bar
Manhattan and Long Island Iced Tea. Each 280 PHP

Intramuros view
Intramuros view from the Bayleaf Hotel.

Grilled squid – Plato D’Boracay Resto

Grilled squid - Plato D'Boracay Resto
Prawns 150 PHP, Cooking service 100 PHP
Plato D’Boracay Resto, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Mmm, this squid was so good! They were grilled just right so that the squid weren’t tough and chewy. I loved eating the heads and eyes. Hehe!

Calamansi and red chilies - Plato D'Boracay Resto
Calamansi and red chilies for making the yummy dipping sauce.

Dipping sauce - Plato D'Boracay Resto
Dipping sauce.

d*talipapa seafood market
Fresh fish at d*talipapa seafood market.