Sweet and Spicy Octopus

This sweet and spicy octopus’ recipe will be the new star on the table! Watch this video to learn!

Filipinos love sweet and spicy food. It is very evident with our dishes: sweet and spicy chicken, spareribs, finger food (especially that sweet and spicy dilis!), and more. We love this kind of sauce just like our neighboring Asian countries. There is something about complementing spicy hot food with a sweet one. They just click. It’s a match.

Octopus may be a bit tricky to cook, but when you know how to properly make it, it could be your favorite seafood. Of course, you want it soft when eaten. This soft-bodied mollusk should not be overcooked unless you want a rubbery texture of it. Our recipe will give octopus a new version of itself by cooking it in a soft and spicy sauce instead of the usual grilling. So, are you ready for this dish? Enjoy!


  • ½ kilo of Octopus
  • 1 tsp. chili sauce
  • 1 sachet of oyster sauce
  • 1 small thumb ginger(chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 pcs dried chili
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • White onion (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Salt, ½ tsp. Pepper and Seasoning granules
  • 1 tbsp oil


  1. Blanched the whole octopus in boiling water with ½ tsp. salt for 2 – 5 minutes and cool down with running water.
  2. Slice the octopus tentacles into bite size and set aside.
  3. Heat the pan with oil and butter, add the chopped ginger sauté for 10 seconds.
  4. Add the chopped garlic, onion and chili.
  5. Seasoned with oyster sauce, pepper, sugar, salt, and seasoning granules.
  6. Add the slice octopus and white onion, stir it well.
  7. Keep stirring for 5 minutes do not overcook the octopus.
  8. Serve while hot. Enjoy