Preparation info
  • Serves


    as an appetizer
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream

By Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, Lyn Nguyen and Elisa Ung

Published 2021

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This is one of our easiest dishes to make and it packs enormous flavor.


  • lb [1.2 kg] squid bodies (not tentacles), peeled and rinsed
  • ¾ oz [


Cut the squid crosswise into ¼ in [6 mm] thick pieces, cutting the wider pieces in half, if desired. Transfer the squid to a medium saucepan. Add the ginger, fish sauce, salt, pepper, and ¼ cup [60 ml] of