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!

Calamari frito misto – Circa at Foggy Bottom

Calamari frito misto - Circa at Foggy Bottom
Zucchini, squash, sweet peppers, marinara. Happy hour $6
Circa at Foggy Bottom, Washington DC

Sheesh, this place gets packed for happy hour! I guess that’s natural since it’s pretty much on the street from George Washington University campus. You can’t beat six bucks for this large plate of fried, artery-clogging goodness though! 😉

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Ceviche trio – Fresca

Ceviche trio - Fresca
Ceviche Mixto: catch of the day, calamari, shrimp, scallops, cilantro, onion, rocoto, lime juice.
Ceviche de Coco: ahi tuna, lime, coconut juice, rocoto, scallions, cashews, jicama, fresno chile.
Ceviche Pasion: salmon, passion fruit, red onion, yellow pepper, cilantro, purple corn.
Served with Peruvian bar snacks. $16
Fresca, San Francisco CA

I love getting the trio (or quarto) at Fresca because you get to try a variety of their ceviches and the price is great. This time around, I really liked the mixto. It’s the most traditional one, but I really just liked the flavors. I was surprised by the ceviche passion with it’s passion fruit dressing. It tasted pretty good!

Plantain chips - Fresca
Plantain chips. $5
I think it’s kinda lame that you have to pay for plantain chips. They should just give you less and make it complimentary.

Fritto misto – Pesce

Fritto misto - Pesce
Calamari, shrimp, fennel, green beans, zucchini, marinara. $14
Pesce, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love fritto mistos! Who doesn’t love a plate of battered and deep fried seafood and vegetables?! I thought the marinara sauce was a little lame, but I’m not gonna complain too much. 🙂

Fall Smash cocktail - Pesce
Fall Smash: George Dickel rye, maple, lemon, mint, fresh cranberry. $10