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stir fry chili squid singapore style recipe
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Stir Fry Chili Squid

This tasty squid recipe was inspired by my time devouring my way through the Singaporean hawker centers recently and I have to say, I absolutely love it. I think you will too.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Singaporean
Keyword Chili Squid, Singaporean Chili Squid, Squid, Stir Fry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 119kcal
Cost $5


  • Pan / Wok


  • 300 grams Squid just the tubes, cut into rings
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 cm Ginger grated or microplaned
  • 4 cloves Garlic smashed and rough chopped
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sugar granulated. optional (to mellow out the heat)
  • 2 tbsp Chili Sauce brand or style preference is up to you. I like something with a good amount of heat to it, but you can go mild if you prefer.
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Shallot optional, garnish


  • In a bowl whisk together the soy sauces, garlic, ginger, vinegar, and chili sauce. Add sugar if you want, I like it for the added richness, but it's entirely optional.
  • Add the squid rings to the stir fry sauce and mix everything up. Let sit for a few minutes.
  • Add some neutral oil to a pan or wok and turn the heat to max. When it is extremely hot, tip all the contents of the bowl right into the pan (it will splatter a bit so wear an apron). Stir or toss the pan around for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the sesame seeds and tip pan contents into a large serving dish.
  • Garnish with some more sesame seeds, thinly sliced shallot, and more chili sauce.


I like to make this stir fry chili squid as an appetizer and just have people take some to their plate, however you can serve this with some white rice as a main course. Don't throw away the sauce that is leftover either, it makes a great cucumber marinade for a simple vegetable side dish. 


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg