With all the oriental restaurants in Northern Virginia -- there's got to be some really good salt and pepper squid out there, but I haven't found it yet. We like ours with mostly tentacles, not chopped squid tubes. Wanted to make it at home, and went through heck trying to find sichuan pepper, because it turns out the govn't has banned the sale of it for fear it will give American citrus trees canker! Did find a kind purveyor (GreatAmericanSpice.com -- I recommend them highly) in Indiana who gave me some for free -- said he couldn't sell it because of the law! What interesting journeys food can take us on!