Raw octopus in Korea

Wanna try raw octopus in Korea?

Korea raw octopus
Wanna try raw octopus?

Have you seen the movie “Old Boy” starring Choi Min Sik? There was an infamous scene where he was devouring a big live octopus. Well, raw octopus is a delicacy in Korea. It is sliced into bite-size pieces and dipped in gochujang (red pepper paste). I like raw fish (sashimi) but I haven’t had the guts to try “san nakchi” (raw octopus) and I don’t think I’ll ever try it. It reminds me of squirming worms. Yaiks!

6 thoughts on “Raw octopus in Korea

  • June 21, 2005 at 10:34 pm
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    Yikes! Kadiri!!!Para ngang bulati!

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  • June 22, 2005 at 9:51 am
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    Bisgusting!!!According to Isabel…

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  • June 25, 2005 at 1:16 am
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    kaya nga never tried eh… kahit ano’ng pilit!

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  • September 5, 2008 at 2:24 pm
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    Hello, I like finding good ideas about raw food worth reading for my researches, I found few great comments and suggestions already that will help me, thx.

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  • May 3, 2009 at 11:04 am
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    Raw Octopus or is a delicacy in Korea just as Chicken Feet (Adidas) and Kilawin are in Philippines. I’ve heard it taste sweet and spicy (because of the dipping sauce) from my K-friends. It’s highly nutritious and have some medicinal value (libido enhancing) too. A word of caution though; it has been reported that some inexperienced eaters (mostly Koreans) have died of asphyxtiation (lack of oxygen) when eating this – mainly due to the live Octopus trying to escape while beeing swallowed in the throat and thereby blocking your windpipe.

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