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March 27, 2008


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I say, that looks a whole lot better than any adobong pusit I've had before-- taste aside, the ink makes it look really unattractive, I think. Nice shots.

I love the video touches. I've not heard of the Kid'n'Play dance till Tina Fey did it on 30 Rock :)

I agree with Manggy -- that's the first time I've seen adobong pusit look attractive. But then, it's also the first time I've seen adobong pusit without the black squid ink sauce, which is why I was surprised you said it was optional. Does it taste as good? Without the ink, wouldn't it taste just like regular adobo sauce? As unappetizing as it may look (not to mention, the scary smile you get after eating it), I like the flavor of squid ink sauces, whether in adobo, paella, or pasta.

Oohh, Marvin, you are getting daring in the kitchen. LOL :)
I prefer the adobong pusit with the dark sauce. I wish I can buy a whole squid with the ink sack still intact here in New England. For some reason, the squid I get here does not have enough ink on them to make the rich, black sauce I'm used to in the Philippines. Everytime I cook adobong pusit, I get a sauce that is purple/brownish in color.
I've read somewhere that there is a squid ink paste that you can purchase, I think it's imported from Spain.

Wow, does that bring back memories! Ah, to be a child of the 80's and 90's. I'm netflixing House Party now just because of this. Switch!!!

And I enjoyed your video and pictures of the squid. Very informative.

Don't try to market squid rings...I don't think they will go over very well. LOL

Now you've got me inspired to so something with squid! I haven't had it in so long.

Don't forget the Roger Rabbit - oh snap, I'm showing my age as well!

And squid adobo - mmmm...

A squirter? Terrible. I guess when fishing for squid, you can shout "There's a squirter!"

Oh, and for dance moves, peep this:


wow! very impressive. I am not so fond of adobong pusit because they put the ink and I dont like it. I prefer it grilled, fried or broiled. But your adobong pusit really looks good. I want to try this recipe.

I agree, cooking squid is tricky. Too much its rubbery, too soon, its too soft and runny.

I prefer the insides taken out. Not a lot of people do that.

woohoo running man brings back memories. I agree what the heck is a superman??

Here in our Florida trailer park we ("Big Bear" and I) eat some strange stuff. But SQUID???

Never, ever in this lifetime.

Even though I am a professional chef who attended Peter Kump's Culinary Institute, I know better than to put something that ugly in my mouth.

So is squid ink pasta next? :)

Reminds me of the braised squid my mom used to make. I haven't had that in soooo long.

That's not a squid--THIS is a squid: http://squid.us/category/humboldt-squid/

But your squid looks tastier.

marvin, i love your adventurous nature. i haven't been game enough to cook adobong pusit though i absolutely love eating. yours looks great.
after seeing your video, though, i can almost hear you say PUH-SEAT. it's Pooh-sit, ok? ;-)

i've tasted adobong pusit during my last trip to palawan..;i must admit your photos look definitely delicious than the one we had..love that two photos!! they are beautifully taken :-)

btw, kudos for a guy who knows how to deal with squid!!hehehehe

Dude, you're my hero. Seriously. My lola is super-old and didn't use actual measured-out recipes to make her adobo or sinigang or whatever. This makes things much easier.

- sara

You are fast becoming my favorite food blogger! Your posts always give me a smile or a laugh, plus some new info and stuff to think about.

I have a little critique, though: in the video I found the music too loud compared to your voice. I had to turn the volume up when you were talking and turn it down when the music came up. I hope you'll do more videos in the future (maybe even showing your face?) :)

My heart is beating with passionate love for this dish :)

I love squid...tentacles, innards, ink and all...adobo or marinated in toyomansi then grilled, yum.
The close-up photos of the cooked squids are wonderful!

I love the black, inky squiddy adobo, makes your tongue and lips look a bit like a goth. Full of garlic, with a hint of vinegar to balance out the flavor. Baby squid especially, for sweet tender meat. I eat the body first then tackle all the chewy tentacles after. Lots of white rice to sop up the black sauce.

Hey Marvin! That looks delish! I sooo love squid....and I like adobo too. Adobo anything is just yummmy...chicken, pork, liver (yeah I love liver!hahah), eggs...

You went all out on this one man...analogies to long forgotten hip hop groups, dance moves and a freakin' video starring yourself! BRAVO!

Oh Bourdain would love this video too! Ya should have added some of this in your FAN-atic video too, he love this stuff.
This is food porn at it's best! Look at those delicious tenticles, so tender , so satisying! Carina has not made me any Squid adobo yet! I'll make a personal request.
As a child, I had to clean these slimy things, it was a nightmare. But as an adult, I totally rely on those childhood skills. I actually even wrote an essay on it linked on my side bar as "Her Comforts". Check it out! :)

That is probably the best photo of adobong pusit I have ever seen! Hmmm...this has never been a favorite of mine, but now I'm thinking I might actually like it better this way, without the ink...

What a coincidence...I just made adobo tonight (pork though not squid)...I have no doubt that you have made adobo a trillion times more than me :)

Hi manggy. I must've missed that 30 Rock, I don't remember seeing that.

Hello Katrina. Without the ink, the sauce does indeed taste a bit different--it's still very squiddy;) I pretty much left the squid ink out just based on laziness, but I still think its as good, probably not as traditional though, without the ink.

squid ink paste? I've never heard of that Babette, but that would make things a lot easier!

Thanks TK. The '80s and '90s were good times!

You're right, dp. Squid rings would definitely be a terrible fasion statement;)

Ah, the Roger Rabbit! Another classic, Ed!

Thanks for that vid, Chase. Very entertaining.

Hi Raissa! I like grilled squid as well, though I've never tried to make it myself. Perhaps I'll try that soon.

Thanks Chiffonade.

Maybe a squid ink risotto down the road, WC.

Holy MotherEFF! That IS a squid, Julie! I would be afraid of those things.

I didn't say Puh-seat in my vid, did I desie? And yes, although my Tagalog is terrible, I do say pooh-sit;)

Thanks dhanggit!

Thanks Sara, but I'm sure your lola is a much better cook than I am;)

Thanks very much, prac! And sorry about the volume, I'm still very new at the whole video thing and I have no idea what I'm doing. I'll make note of the volume issue if I ever do another video again, but I'll try and keep my face out of it;)

Awwww, thanks Cynthia.

Marinated in toyomansi and then grilled, that sounds awesome oggi.

You make it sound so good, Mila!

Egg adobo, Jen? I didn't know about that.

Thanks elmo. But I think I'ma chill on the vids for a while, they take forever to edit on my old slow computer.

Hi WORC! I couldn't find the squid essay, but I did see the Pipi Longstocking and Land of the Lost mentions--very cool!

Hello joey. I doubt very much I've made adobo that much more than you, maybe just once or twice more:P

Awesome video!!! I'm less afraid of preparing dishes with squid now. :)

Video was terrific - clear instructions, so that eeven I would now dare attempt it. However whole small squid is rarely sold here in Australia, though sometimes you can get it from the fishin boats. What we have are large, cleaned white torsos, but your article has inspired me to try cooking them as Adobo, which I haven't tried for decades.
Thanks for your sharng such useful information.

Wow. Will have to try adobong pusit one of these days.

Looks very delicious!

I could eat pusit seven days a week if given the chance. I make it once in awhile but it totally smells up the house; A sacrifice to be sure but well worth. I just wish I could get my roomate to get into it.
When I do make it. I combine it with pork. Yes all that fatty pork and squid and vinegar...yum!
Love the site, thanks

I wished I had your recipe on 10/17!! I decided to cook this for a fellowship and searched the internet for a recipe. The recipe I found didn't call for the liquid to be reduced like yours which I wanted. I like how you reduced first and then threw the squid in last which prevents rubberizing the squid. Sure would have been easier if I had your recipe but glad to have it now : )

Thanks for visiting my blog Susan. I'm glad you liked the recipe.

thanks for the recipe, you rarely find good squid recipes but , i loved it , squid is my favourite!


I have never seen recipes for such exotic fish, this is a very interesting post, I'm glad I read it

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