What is/are Squid ?
"Squid is widely used in the Korean cuisine. It is blanched, deep-fried, and used for soups and stews. But the most popular way of eating squid is dried squid. called maruen ojing-eo. Dried squid is usually grilled and eaten as a snack or with beer. To clear up the confusion about calamari, we asked Squid expert Roger Hanlon, who also asked expert Jose Irissari. His reply:
The name CALAMARO is an Italian language name. In Italy they use that name for Loligo vulgaris
* Calamaro is used for famiglie Loliginidae , as Loligo vulgaris
* Totano is used for famiglie Ommastrephidae . Totano (Todarodes sagittatus)
The words CALAMARI and TOTANI are the ""plural"" terms of CALAMARO and TOTANO in Italian language.
So normally they use Calamari in food recipes ( because they cook many specimens together )
Our thanks to these learned gentlemen for this clarification. "
Where and What To Buy
Many grocery stores with a seafood section will carry squid, although it is easily available at Korean and Asian grocery stores frozen as well.