Taiwanese Stir-fried Squid Soup

Recipe from Random Cuisine

Serves 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins


1 tbsp vegetable oil

1/4 cup carrots, sliced

4-5 slices ginger, julienned

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 green onions, chopped

2 squid tubes, cleaned and sliced

1/2 cup hot water

1/2 Chinese red chilli pepper (or any chilli pepper), seeded

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tsp black or white vinegar

1 tbsp white sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten (optional)


1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sauté carrots for 2-3 mins. Add in ginger and garlic, cook until fragrant, about 1 min. Add in squid and sauté for 1 min.

2. Pour in hot water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

3. Add chilli pepper, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar. Cook for about 5 mins until squid is ready. 

4. Stir in beaten egg and garnish with basil leaves. Serve.