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#1 tiramisu

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:52 PM

HI recently I ate calamari at busaba eathai a thai reasturant here in london. I have never eaten such tender and delicious calamari ever. we ate 3 bowls of it !! would anyone have a recipe to replicate this dish.. pls pls pls.. am dreaming of it.. it just too deeeeeeeeeelicious
Thanks

#2 heidih

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:34 PM

Can you give us a few more details on the dish? Calamari (squid) is generally thought to be tender after a minute or two (depending on size) and then after a very long simmer. The in-between phase is the quite chewy one. If the dish was Thai I suspect it was very briefly cooked and if larger squid was used it was most likely scored.

#3 ojisan

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:34 PM

The best thing to do is go back to the restaurant and ask them for the recipe. And then share it here.

Edited by ojisan, 03 June 2010 - 04:35 PM.

Monterey Bay area


#4 kayswv

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:11 PM

You have not been the only person trying to determine this recipe. See the below link for other info including the "chef's verbal description on how to make the dish."

Link regarding dish

Now I want to try it.

Hope that works out.

Kay

Edited by heidih, 06 June 2010 - 02:58 PM.
fix link


#5 ChrisZ

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:42 PM

Here is a different, but also brilliant recipe. I've made it many times and it has always been a huge success.

Edited by ChrisZ, 03 June 2010 - 05:43 PM.


#6 tiramisu

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:13 AM

trust me when I say I HAVE TRIED to ask the chef but he wont spill.. :(

#7 tiramisu

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:16 AM

yes the squid was scored and it had peppercorns and a batter and a slightly sweet dark sauce( possibly sweet soya sauce) and it seemed to have be coated with and it had something crunchy as well. ok now my mouth is watering already.lol

#8 tiramisu

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:24 AM

Thank for for the recipe will definately try it

#9 kayswv

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:28 PM

Did you try the recipe and was it similar to the one you had in the restaurant?

Kay

#10 joesan

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 02:05 AM

I believe that Busaba's menu was designed/consulted by David Thompson (of Thai Food fame) - so perhaps check his Street food books?