A question about a recipe: Sweet & Spicy Calamari Why do you soak the calamari in club soda? What does it do? What difference does it make?

I'm interested here in the science behind this method. Specifically, I'd like to know how it works. Thank you. ;o)

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Sweet & Spicy Calamari
Recipe question for: Sweet & Spicy Calamari

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Poppaj May 14, 2011
Check out this site. There is no scientific explanation here, but the chef claims soaking in club soda makes the calamari more tender.

http://www.unionsquarecafe.com/ustokyodiary/0308.html
 
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