This is an appetizing dish but is considered a taboo especially during the lunar new year. I nearly made a blunder bringing this dish to a friend's house when requested to potluck. The word "cuttlefish" in Mandarin and Cantonese mean "sack from job". Instead I replaced the cuttlefish with chicken liver. The cuttlefish was reserved for our next meal after the festive season.
The cuttlefish must not cooked too long as it will toughen, just quick stir in boiling water for 1 min. The onions bring out the sweetness in contrast to the sourish flavor of the pineapples.