Squid with vegetables and seafood fried rice is Saigon classic By Nga Phan in HCMC Squid with fried rice and green vegetable – a Saigon classic – Photo: Nga Phan Squid is a personal favorite of mine and indeed with all Saigonese and it is dish I like to prepare with vegetables and seafood fried rice. To make Muc nuong muoi tieu (salt baked squid) is easy but the end result is a real treat. To prepare you need to buy 700 grams of fresh squid from your local market, clean it thoroughly before mixing it with the spices of pepper, salt, chili and garlic and pop it into the frying pan with some oil for a minute. Then you put it in the oven for a further 15 minutes. In the meantime you should be preparing the rau muong sao toi (garlic spinach) in the frying pan using loads of garlic to give it that lovely, strong taste. And of course there is com chien hai san (seafood fried rice) to take care of. I put in garlic and oil and cook for a minute and then normally add tom (shrimp), muc (squid), nam rom (mushroom) and cu hanh (onion). Lastly, I then add the rice and cook for a few minutes and there we have it. When you walk into the lounge from the kitchen the smiles on the faces of your family will tell you it was a good choice.