One of my all time favourite seafood dish is Squid Adobo (Adobong Pusit). I happen to spot some baby squids in Inala and can’t resist on making Squid Adobo. The baby squids were just a bit bigger than my thumb and it was a killer cleaning them out, removing the mouth and guts, taking out carefully the ink sacs (very important for the broth). Took me awhile just cleaning a small bowl of baby squids but it reminds me of the small fresh squids that my “Lola C” (grandmother) cooks in Navotas were I spent most of my elementary school vacations. I remember fondly, seafood vendors that drop by in my Lola C’s Sari-sari Store, offering freshly caught assorted seafood stored in their plastic buckets, sometimes I get lucky and get the chance to observe live fish swimming in a bucket before it becomes our lunch for that day.