Calamares is the Filipino version of deep fried battered squid rings served with tomato sauce mayonnaise dip.
Calamares or Calamari is a deep-fried squid dish from the Mediterranean Region. It is a dish that is made out of batter-coated then deep fried squid served with different condiments depending on the country, some popular ones are in Southeast Asia where they normally use sweet chilli sauce, in the Mediterranean they use lemon, in Philippines they use a mix of catsup and mayonnaise, in America they use tartar sauce and so on.
This is a really simple dish to make and it only consists of batter and squid which is deep-fried quickly. The secret to this dish is how long it was cooked (preferably less than 2 minutes) and whether you have the right oil temperature (it should not be so hot to burn it but not too cold to make it soggy). My daughter loves this a lot and every time she smells something deep-fried in our kitchen she always ask if its Calamares that I am cooking.