How to get criss-cross cuts on squids?

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You need a bigger and thicker squid. Cut it open and using sharp knife, gently cut criss-cross in slants. Always cut from the inside of the squid.

Give it a quick boil in hot water to get them to curl up. Then, only cut them into rings. Blek, I should have a video to explain it.

The thing about squids – They are lovely to be eaten as it is. The nicest squids or sotong is to grill them over open charcoal fire. Just rub with a bit of salt to flavour it. The below is the grilled squid I had in Sabah. Damn, this thing costs RM12 bucks. I must have got suckered!

Grilled squid

But if you get some not so fresh ones, then, enhance the taste with lots of garlics and curry leaves.

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After that, you can dump some tumeric powder or curry powder and make it oomph with a bit of sugar and tamarind juice.

I made mine with some pre-pack sambal belacan.

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