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!
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!
Bay shrimp and wild rice, sauce Americaine. Tasting menu $87
Petit Crenn, San Francisco CA
Omg, these grilled squid were delicious! I loved the sauce and the portion was general for a tasting menu. The tentacles are my favorite so I’m glad that they were included! 🙂
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!
Marinated and fried, smoked potato, harissa aioli, olive tapenade. $11
Corridor, San Francisco CA
The liked the flavors and ingredients in this dish, but the calamari were too greasy! It became gross to eat after a while especially with the aioli. Too much fat for one plate!
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. Each 280 PHP
Intramuros view from the Bayleaf Hotel.
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 for making the yummy dipping sauce.
Fresh fish at d*talipapa seafood market.
Sautéed in olive oil and seasoned with garlic and laurel. 270 PHP
Mesa, Boracay PHILIPPINES
Ugh, this wasn’t very good. It had a weird flavor and texture. I don’t know if they just threw it in for garnish, but the dry bay leaf was not appreciated. I hope that’s not how they produced the laurel flavor, by throwing in a crusty leaf afterward! I was excited to order this dish and it fell flat.
Station 2 beach.
Deep fried squid serve with chili vinegar sauce. 320 PHP
White Moon Bar, Manila PHILIPPINES
Meh, these were dry and boring, but the punchy vinegar was so sour that it kind of made up for the lame calamari. I do love sour things! Hehe.
Plaza Nuestra Senora de Guia, Ermita.
Lau hai san chua cay. Shrimp, clams, fish, squid, cherry tomato, cilantro. 295,000 VND
Nha Hang Ngon, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
Assorted greens and oyster mushrooms. I have no clue what most of these greens were, but I think there were even mimosa (sensitive plant) stems and leaves!
Bun rice vermicelli noodles.
All the ingredients stewing in the hot pot! The server placed them in there once the pot was hot enough.
The end result was a delicious bowl of beautifully cooked seafood in a delicious broth with a little kick.
Hung King’s Monument, Tao Dan Park.
Fish, mussels, squid, shrimp, potatoes, applewood smoked bacon. Happy hour $6
Bar Crudo, San Francisco CA
Omg, I loved this chowder! It was probably the “meatiest” version I’ve had a long time. It had SO much flavor and the most perfect, silky smooth texture. The seafood ingredients were delicious and abundant – I loved everything about it. NOMS!!!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012, 2013, 2014
Bread and butter. Complimentary
View of Sutro Tower from the Castro.
Clams, cockles, beef, fish, squid, and prawns. North-south hot pot 279,000 VND
Hoang Yen, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
This was a pretty good selection of seafood and meat to throw into the hot pot. Everything seemed pretty fresh and well-cleaned. Can you really ask for much more? Noms!
Soy sauce and sauce ingredients.
Martial arts practice at night, Cong Vien 23 Thang 9 Park.