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I remember one of the dishes I really like as a kid involving squid is the one with some sort of thick dark sauce mom made, so naturally when I discovered that we still had some squid in the fridge, I tried to replicate the dish at home. After a bit of exploring on the web, I think I finally nailed down a version that came up pretty good.

squid with dark soya sauce
squid with dark soya sauce

Here’s the simple stir fry squid with dark soya sauce recipe, give it a try if you love squid like most of us do!

To be honest, the recipe uses more than just dark soya sauce, naming is just for simplicity sake.

soya sauce, dark soya sauce, squid, garlic, ginger, salt, brown sugar, and pepper
soya sauce, dark soya sauce, squid, garlic, ginger, salt, brown sugar, and pepper


  • 6-8 squids, cleaned (if you want to get fancy, stuff the head back into the body and “stitch it up with a toothpick”)
  • an inch of ginger, cut into strips
  • half a bulb of garlic, chopped in chunks
  • 2 tablespoon dark soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • pepper to taste
  • a dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon cooking oil

start with ginger, garlic, then the rest
start with ginger, garlic, then the rest

Cooking instructions:

  • marinate the squid with sugar, salt, dark soya sauce, soya sauce, and pepper for 30 minutes
  • heat up cooking oil
  • fry ginger for a 30 seconds, then add garlic until fragrant
  • add in squid in medium heat without pouring all the marinate
  • cook for 5-6 minutes, then add the rest of the marinate
  • serve while hot (add a bit of parsley for photo op!)

It is really a rather simple recipe, I hope you try it. Happy cooking!

Discuss : KY cooks – Stir Fry Squid and Dark Soya Sauce recipe

  1. immature 2.0

    eat squid, and be strong, like…. Aquaman!! (because Superman died liao) Oh ooopsieeee Spoiler Alert HeHeHeHeHeHe…..

  2. KY, I will try this recipe for it quick and easy. It light and with rice and another side with it make nice meal.

  3. Ahhhh!!! Missus just bought some squids. In the freezer. I can try this, maybe…and perhaps, I’ll throw in a few dried chilies as well.

  4. looks like a great feast of sotong … my favourite parts of the squid are the tentacles! and also the squishy roe in the body 😉

  5. Yummmm calamari

  6. My son likes to eat squid and this looks like a simple enough recipe to replicate 🙂

  7. Although I like squid but I never cook it at home because hubby and daughter not a fan of it 🙁

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