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shipwreckedpirate Nov 14, 2007 10:23 PM

I am having Great Trouble finding any resturaunts that sell Squid. Not Calamari, but Squid. I thought it would be at any sushi location, but as of yet No Luck.

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Resturaunts that sell Squid?

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  1. barleywino RE: shipwreckedpirate Nov 15, 2007 07:26 AM

    Kisaku sometimes has deep sea squid...you have to ask them, they do'nt normally display it

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      Gio RE: barleywino Nov 15, 2007 07:33 AM

      Calamari is actually the Italian word for squids. Calamaro is one squid.

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      FrankJBN RE: shipwreckedpirate Nov 15, 2007 07:29 AM

      If it isn't calamari, you ain't eating it.

      Calamari is simply squid that has been prepared as food.

      1. ChefBoyAreMe RE: shipwreckedpirate Nov 15, 2007 07:39 AM

        When it's bait, you call it squid. When it's food, you call it calamari.

        Same difference.

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          jenn RE: ChefBoyAreMe Nov 15, 2007 12:25 PM

          yup. Thats my understanding as well. Restaurants started calling squid "calamari" because when you call it "squid" you get the big 'EWWWWWWW" from many who then refuse to order it.

          Thats said, there are differences between cuttlefish and the different sizes of squid. Is that the OP's concern?

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            wino22 RE: jenn Nov 15, 2007 03:19 PM

            Yes, I am with knowspicker... I think by "calamari" the OP is referring to squid that has been deep-fried.

        2. knowspicker RE: shipwreckedpirate Nov 15, 2007 12:33 PM

          I'm assuming you mean squid that is not deep fried.

          On the cheap... Sushliand usually has squid, raw with a little bit of shiso.

          Nishino, on Madison, has a good grilled squid entree and squid sushi [when I have been there anyway].

          1. hannaone RE: shipwreckedpirate Nov 15, 2007 06:28 PM

            Sam oh Jung Tofu House in Lynnwood has both Ojingeo Bokum (Stir Fried Squid) and Nakji Bokum (Stir Fried Octopus)

            17425 Hwy 99, Suite A
            Lynnwood, WA 98037

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            Sam oh Jung Korean Tofu House
            17425 Highway 99 Ste A, Lynnwood, WA 98037

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              equinoise RE: hannaone Nov 20, 2007 02:04 PM

              How is Sam oh Jung? Is it a tofu specialist? I see no reviews on the internet.

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                hannaone RE: equinoise Nov 20, 2007 04:52 PM

                They're not a tofu specialty place despite the name in English. They have several stone bowl soups that have tofu as an ingredientI've had the grilled spicy pork and the Kai bi (Gal Bi), both of which were good.
                My wife has had the maeuntang and she says it's pretty good.

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              staffstuff RE: shipwreckedpirate Nov 25, 2007 03:23 PM

              Nell's at Greenlake prepares squid that is sauteed not deep-fried.

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