Cycle 14 – Item 217
10 (Thu) August 2023
Salt & Pepper Squid
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
Having first experienced the “salt & pepper” stir-fry technique in the Philippines (see generally 6.209 Mantis Shrimp with Salt & Pepper), I was suddenly inspired to try making it – almost exactly 8 years later. Didn’t consult a recipe, just winged it from memory.
Looking back at the only other post featuring the dish (see 6.268 Squid with Salt & Pepper), I was struck with nostalgia, missing the variety of dishes to be found in Chinese restaurants across Manila, which I did appreciate at the time but not as much as I should’ve, especially if I’d known that I would end up back in Korea so soon.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)