You know the saying right? When in Rome, do as the Romans do. There are several must-eat dishes in Korea – and one of them is live octopus. I also had a dish that is…er, decidedly canine in flavor but that’s another post. Live octopus (octopi?) is served with the eight armed creature still squirming with the suckers trying to stick on your tongue.

It’s surprisingly good – videos up soon, I just finished working, am so tired I’m about to pass out.

Posted: 10:58 pm Korean time

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14 Responses to “Live octopus”

  1. HB, you do not eat crabs raw like the Korean? It not safe for non Koreans but see soy sauce pickel crabs ans raw beef salad,raw shrimps pickle too. This is most popular the octopus salad when it still moving. I like my with hot sauce mix in it.

  2. I envy your stomach! So you had a doggy meal there eh? I’m anticipated about that post!

  3. So… Enjoyed your raw octopus?
    Good stuff that you still managed to pull a post up while you are overseas!
    Dedicated blogger man!

  4. omg! i love live octopus!

  5. Oooh exotic… I like boiled octopus with garlic oil… yummeh :p enjoy ur work-cation in Korea bradda!

  6. hey i live in Busan now! i’ve emailed u my number : )

  7. wooo…what kinda sensation

  8. i wouldn’t dare to eat.

  9. is it live? looks very dead to me!

  10. Hmmm…you must have felt an odd tingling sensation down your throat?

  11. Gosh you ate live octopus!

  12. Erica: I ate dog meat and also crabs in Korea, posts will be up soon with video. Did the Korean McD run too! =D
    Ryan: It shall be there once I put on my flame retardant jacket. I have videos of the dog meat too. :)
    Mizz Sharon: Thanks! Yeah, I have too, I get withdrawal symptoms if I don’t blog. :p
    I have been blogging for so many years it feels strange not to. :)
    jg: It’s awesome, the suckers are still working and trying not to get down your throat by sticking to your tongue. :)
    Yiling: Thanks Yiling! =D
    They serve it with sesame oil and seaweed over here too, except it’s raw. :)
    Diana: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I did not check my personal mail in Korea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :( :( :( :( :(
    I didn’t know!
    I would have gotten in touch if I did. :( :( :(
    We kinda needed a tour guide who can speak Korean for some places and…er, certain items too (for me). ;)
    hitomi: Interesting, but not as interesting as dog meat. :)
    tzia: It’s one of the things you gotta do in Korea! =D
    eiling: It’s not, it’s just freshly chopped up – wait till you see the video with the wriggling tentacles. =D
    Cheers: Nope. The Koreans were really friendly, they sent a bottle of sochu our way for free, met some at the pier. :)
    Jestina: I ate dog meat too. T_T
    …and a dog barked at me after that.

  13. I so want to try this. I want to go to Korea!!!!

  14. Simon Seow: It’s also famous for dog meat and bulgogi (which is the most awesome stuff I’ve ever had).

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