Squid and Celery Chinese Savory Stir-Fry

Squid and Celery Chinese Savory Stir-Fry

Although this savory Chinese side dish is easy to make, it tastes like something you'd by at a supermarket deli. Pack in your bento or serve when guests are visiting.


1 pack (about 300 g)
2 stalks
(To add color) Red peppers or carrots (optional)
to taste
Chinese soup stock
2 heaping teaspoons
1 to 2 teaspoons
1 to 2 teaspoons
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon


1. Remove the fibers from the celery stalks. Chop the stalks into sticks. Rough chop the celery greens.
2. Cut the squid into thick matchsticks, and make shallow cuts in a lattice pattern on one side. Coat with a pinch of salt, a splash of sake, and katakuriko.
3. Sauté the celery in sesame oil.
4. Add the squid and continue to sauté.
5. Add thinly sliced red peppers and the celery greens and continue to sauté. Season with dashi stock granules, salt, and pepper.
6. It's done!
7. This is the sea scallop soup base I used. You can also substitute with Chinese soup stock, Weipa (Chinese chicken stock granules), or chicken stock granules.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since I found some pre-cut packaged squid, I instantly turned it into a sauté with celery! Chop the squid to your liking. Use whatever vegetables you have on hand!