We sundry and fry...that's how we do it here!
Filipinos simply love it sundried and fried. And because our country is basically surrounded by bodies of water, we have loads of seafoods to explore. We practically sundry an assortment of them i.e., daing na bangus, daing na dilis, daing na tamban, daing na matambaka, daing na galunggong, etc. Daing (pronounced as die-ing) means salted and sundried. These kinds of food do not spoil for a week even without refrigeration. That is why this is very popular in remote provinces of the Philippines wherein having a refrigerator is a luxury.
Oki got me a pack of daing na pusit (dried squid) from his Masbate trip. Actually, she told me it's for my mother and not for me (she's awful sometimes). But since I was at my parents' house the whole weekend, I have to try them myself. Besides, I have to watch my mother's cholesterol level. She can't eat a lot of these.
I love these little pieces of squids, they are so tasty! This can be fried for a few minutes so it will remain chewy or this can be fried a little longer to achieve a certain crisspiness. And it goes along with a nice chilled bottle of beer (or coke if you're wholesome, or coke light if you're on a diet). If you want it as a full meal, you have to have steamed rice with it and some vinegar with chilli for dipping.