Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fresh! Seafood in Mokpo [WARNING: May be disturbing to some Stuff Shawn Did fans]

1) Put several live octopus (octopi?) in cold water so as to dull their senses.

2)Find the least feisty of the bunch and grab him by the neck. Attempt to pull him out of the bowl before he can grab onto the sides with his long tentacles (note: I did say 'tentacles').

3) Try to talk some sense into the little guy. "Stop fighting! I'm only trying to eat you!".

4) Resist falling for the charms of your prey as he crawls up your arm and into your heart.

5) Shove one chopstick up into the breather hole on the back of his head and wrestle with his tentacles in order to neatly wrap them around both utensils.

6) Apply sauces as desired and shove him into your mouth. Be sure to chew thoroughly while you are feeling him wriggle around as you do not want any of the suction cups to get stuck to your throat on the way down.

7)Watch friends enjoy the delicacy.

8) Enjoy the fellowship.

9) Forget that you have become a barbaric monster.

10) Look at your final victim in the dreamy haze of the glass bowl and contemplate how you would like to be eaten alive and decide that a) you would want to be enjoyed and b) you would want to be well chewed before ingestion.


Blogger kadyhexum said...


12:08 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

oh kd, you of all people.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Allen said...

Oof. I like my seafood cooked, thanks ;)

Did you like it, and most important, how many beers did it take?

8:34 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Well Allen, the problem is about cooking the critter is that it kills it!

I will say that it was the best octopus I've had and I am only so-so about octopus. For people that love octopus, yes I can imagine that it would be pretty awesome.

I had 3-4 that night. I like it enough that I would do it again but I don't need to anytime soon.

Beer doesn't go with octopus, it's soju all the way.

Eating live octopus is like riding a rollercoaster. The first one is difficult and after that there is still a bit of excitment but that first time is pretty crazy.

11:15 PM  
Blogger ashley said...

More stuff like this, please! Do you eat kimchee all the time?

11:54 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

I thought of you, Ash, when I posted this. Ok, ok, I am trying, as you can tell, to be a better blogger. kimchi it is.

7:32 PM  
Blogger ashley said...

Aww. Thx for thinking of me. Skogen's miss ya!

9:33 AM  

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