Cuttlefish and Banana Blossom Salad

Gỏi Mực Bắp Chuối

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Songs of Sapa

By Luke Nguyen

Published 2009

  • About

WHEN I WAS TWELVE, I ASKED MY MOTHER WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SQUID AND A CUTTLEFISH. SHE LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS A FOOL BEFORE EXPLAINING THAT CUTTLEFISH HAVE AN INTERNAL SHELL — ITS SPINE WHICH IS CALLED THE CUTTLEBONE. IT IS ALSO ROUNDER IN SHAPE AND IS PREFERRED OVER SQUID AS IT HAS MORE TEXTURE. FOR SOME REASON I’VE ALWAYS REMEMBERED THIS QUESTION I ASKED MY MOTHER; MAYBE IT WAS BECAUSE I WAS EMBARRASSED THAT I DIDN’T KNOW THE ANSWER, OR MAYBE IT WAS BECAUSE I JUST COULDN’T BE