Spicy Squid Stir Fry (Ojingeo Bokkeum)

A most popular Korean spicy squid stir fry or Ojingeo Bokkeum that is a great one dish meal when served with rice - which is then called Ojingeo Deopbap.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword calamari, deopbap, dried seafood, one dish meal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 235 kcal
Author JinJoo Lee


  • 1 large or 2 small squid
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 green onions , chopped
  • 1/4 cabbage
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 green or red pepper (optional)


  • 4 tsp sugar +1 tsp (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • 3 tbsp gochukaru (Korean red chili powder) or 4 Tbs if you like things spicier
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • dash of black pepper
  • 4 tbsp water +1 tbsp (optional)


  1. Prepare a wok or a frying pan on medium high heat. Add 3 Tbs of oil.
  2. Add chopped green onions and stir fry for about 2-3 min or until the green onions are nicely browned.
  3. Immediately add squid slices to the pan and stir fry for 1 min or squid pieces look slightly cooked.
  4. Add 1 Tbs + 1 to 2 tsp of sugar. Add more ore less sugar depending on whether you like things sweeter or not. Stir and cook until sugar is all dissolved.
  5. Add garlic, ginger powder, gochujang, gochugaru and then soy sauce. Also black pepper. Stir again.
  6. Add water and stir fry for 1 more minute
  7. Add all the vegetables and cook for 7-8 more minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked.
  8. Turn off heat. Finish with a dash of sesame oil and some more fresh green onions as garnish. Optionally, sprinkle sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

Serve on top of rice with some side of cabbage salad with mayonnaise+ketchup dressing, sweet and sour pickles like daikon radish to help with the heat. Egg soup or oden soup will also be a great combination.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Squid Stir Fry (Ojingeo Bokkeum)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 1156mg50%
Potassium 580mg17%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 4600IU92%
Vitamin C 53.5mg65%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.