August 24, 2003
This experiment was not done by professionals. Paperless does not recommend that you try this at home and is not responsible for any damage or illness that may ensue.
There is no way to appreciate what your favourite Vietnamese restaurant goes through when preparing squid like attempting to prepare squid yourself!
Preparing squid is a lot like Russian Roulette, except that you are only dealing with eye guts and ink sacs rather than bullets. Finding out how a squid is classified as a shellfish is pretty cool at first, but then comes the chore of pulling all of the squid snot out of the thing, and I end up flashing back to something I've seen on www.rotten.com!
Here's one of the yummy creatures now. To fully get the appreciation of all the work that goes into preparing squid, you should:
a) try it yourself
Fun times and hilarity ensue, and just to make it more fun, I'm going to provide you with a recipe!!!
1 spanish onion
Before you go on, behold the plate of squid guts below:
Mmm!!! Squiddy goodness!
Still want to go on?
You asked for it!
Better yet, go to the Quan and get them to make a much better version of this dish for you!