You will need:
1 inch ginger – cut into matchsticks
3 cloves garlic – sliced finely
3 red chilies – sliced finely
4 tablespoons spring onions – sliced finely
4 tablespoons fresh coriander – sliced finely
2 tablespoons szechuan pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 medium-sized calamari tubes
1 egg – beaten
Cut open calamari tubes and score in a criss-cross fashion. Then cut the calamari into 2 inch long pieces.
Coat calamari in egg and enough cornflour to form a thick coating. Heat oil. Dip the pieces into dry cornflour and drop into hot oil. Fry until crisp (be careful not to overfry, look out for a nice light golden colour). Remove and drain on a paper towel
Heat fresh oil, drop ingredients (a) Fry until crisp.
In a mortar and pestle, pound ingredients (b) into a fine powder.
Place fried calamari, fried ingredients (a) and powdered (b) into a large bowl, toss well and serve with a lime wedge (optional).