Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dinner That Fights Back

Last week my friends Thomas and Heather took myself and two of the other new teachers out to an elaborate octopus dinner at the local seafood place. Elaborate in diversity and amount, not price (the meal was probably $8 US per person). The main attraction was the octopus, served extremely fresh. The waitress put down the squirming plate minutes after plucking the unlucky creature from its tank. Like chickens octopus, or at least their tentacles, have some fight in them after they're dead. For at least 20 minutes the pieces were moving around and sucking onto the plate so hard we could barely pick one up (see video below). The texture wasn't great but fortunately it didn't taste like much, especially after a generous dunk in the accompanying sauce. The other plates were great...tempura sushi, fish soup, grilled fish, shrimp, and lots of others that I'm forgetting. Felt a little touristy taking pictures in this local restaurant but I don't think I'll be eating octopus again anytime soon.


  1. This is totally cool! I want to try!!

  2. Eric and I agree that anything we have to fight with, we are not eating! Good for you for going for it though man.

  3. ew.... did you feel it wiggle on the way down?

  4. wouldn't that be crazy if it sucked onto your throat on the way down or just latched itself onto your stomach and never let go? i dont know... food for thought.

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