Koreans like their seafood fresh. So much so that dinnertime can sometimes turn into a scary game of “if you dare,” with the most challenging offering being sannakji – an octopus so fresh, that it’s still wriggling around on the plate when it’s set down before you.
Eating Sannakji (Click for video.)
I’ve never been able to place a writhing tentacle anywhere close to my mouth, but hubby says it’s tasty, never mind the suction cups attaching themselves to your teeth, tongue and throat, on the way down.
But care is definitely required if you plan on eating this dangerous food. Sannakji (or more accurately, eating sannakji while drunk) is responsible for 6 choking deaths in South Korea every year!
Would you try sannakji? What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever eaten?