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Old 09-25-2011, 10:59 AM   #21
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By coincidence, I saw a Zimmerman episode yesterday. Korea. He ate them, just squirming tentacles. He said it's one of the more fun bizarre foods he's ever had. I've also heard that they should be well chewed. If not, the still functional suckers can grab your throat and become a potentially deadly choking hazard.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #22
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some korean marinated baby octopus, anyone?

Yes please, and thank you.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:40 AM   #23
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some Korean marinated baby octopus, anyone?...about the size of a quarter each, overall.
They have those at the Chinese Buffet I go to. I always get a few. Love the flavor but not the chewiness.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:41 PM   #24
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frank, you'd love them. a little sweet, a little spicy.

tim, i love how japanese restaurants call any chewy fish "challenging". tako is definitely one of them.

did you ever have tako su?
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frank, you'd love them. a little sweet, a little spicy.

Tim, i love how Japanese restaurants call any chewy fish "challenging". tako is definitely one of them.

did you ever have tako su?
Yes! The Japanese are very talented in politeness, courtesy, and picking word usage to avoid any possible conflict. It's one of their customs that I find most appealing.

I've seen Tako on the menu in many restaurants, but because of my dislike for overly-chewy foods, I've always avoided ordering it.

I'll have to try it once to see what I've been missing. It sounds really good, flavor-wise, and looks good also:

Tako-su or TAKO no SUNOMONO is an appetizer serve in any Japanese restaurant. Tako-su is a cold plate of sliced, cooked octopus garnished with sticks of pale green cucumber, bathed in ponzu sauce and topped with sesame seeds, sliced scallion and a drizzle of wasabi mayonnaise; the sauce has an engagingly smoky, citrus taste that complements the octopus.

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:05 PM   #26
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By coincidence, I saw a Zimmerman episode yesterday. Korea. He ate them, just squirming tentacles. He said it's one of the more fun bizarre foods he's ever had. I've also heard that they should be well chewed. If not, the still functional suckers can grab your throat and become a potentially deadly choking hazard.
i guess that's what they mean when they refer to octopus as "challenging"?
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:09 PM   #27
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i guess that's what they mean when they refer to octopus as "challenging"?
Ha! You just reminded me of that new heartburn advertisement where the food is slapping people in the face. That ad makes me laugh.

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #28
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i saw that episode of bizarre foods. i've had something like it, a little less alive though.

tony bourdain just had an episode in a korean joint in queens, ny, where they tossed a live octopus on a hot pot. he made a big deal of how it died slowly on the simmering pile of seafood before they scissored off the twitchy legs.
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Ha! You just reminded me of that new heartburn advertisement where the food is slapping people in the face. That ad makes me laugh.

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frank, you'd love them. a little sweet, a little spicy.

tim, i love how japanese restaurants call any chewy fish "challenging". tako is definitely one of them.

did you ever have tako su?
We do love the baby octopi made in several ways - one being marinated.

I love octopus too, but do not think I could try it when it is still moving. It feels oddly disrespectful to the animal to me. I'm not at all opposed to eating animals, so I'm really unsure why it hit me this way. Maybe it was simply the video...
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