Cooked-food stall owner shows us how to clean and cut one.
Prepare a squid.
DIRECTIONS 1 Slip your fingers into the tube and feel for the thin, plastic-like cartilage. Pull it out. Discard the cartilage and set aside the tentacles. 2 Slice through the membrane covering the eyes at the base of the tentacles to remove the eyes. For large squids, cut the tentacles into 3cm-long pieces. 3 Carefully peel away the ink sac (a small black pouch) from the tube, and discard it. Don’t puncture it as the squid ink will stain your nails. 4 Peel the skin off the tube. 5 Slice open the tube and clean out the slimy innards. 6 With a knife slanted at 45 degrees, score the squid with criss-cross lines without slicing through the flesh. 7 Cut the squid into bite-sized pieces.