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Copycat Wok Inn Squid

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Wok Inn Squid is a famous dish from the famous restaurant in Malate called Wok Inn, a simple deep fried lightly coated squid stuffed with chives then served on a savoury sweet sauce.


Units Scale


  • 3 pcs large squid
  • 2 large bunches chives, roots trimmed off
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil

Soy Glaze Sauce


  1. Rub salt and pepper inside and outside the squid.
  2. Stuff enough chives on the cavity of each squid then close the ends with a toothpick.
  3. Dredge squid in cornstarch then deep fry each squid for 3 minutes, do not overcook squid will become tough.
  4. While waiting for the squid to cook, prepare your sauce. In a sauce pan heat oil then sauté garlic and ginger in low heat.
  5. In a bowl combine remaining Soy Glaze Sauce ingredients, mix it well making sure it is free of lumps.
  6. Pour mixture in a sauce pan, bring it to a boil them simmer in medium heat until sauce had reduced and it thick in consistency. Turn heat off then set it aside.
  7. Once all of the squid are cooked, remove from fryer score the squid, remove the toothpicks then pour sauce on top and sprinkle some fried garlic.