Friday, July 10, 2009

Octopus Soup

Makeup hasn't really been on my mind lately which is why I haven't been posting as often. I'm not too creative and I can't seem to come up with something different =p
Yesterday, I had dinner with the principal and a few teachers as a "farewell", it was interesting. Seeing some of my teachers drink and getting a bit too comfortable with each other. 


I got there a little late. As soon as I sat down, Korean style, I saw a pot of hot soup and a lady come to the table, yak a few words and came back with a bowl and a plate of vegies on top. 
I knew we were having some sort of seafood and I'm cool with that. When the soup started to boil, the lady came back and took the dish off the bowl. Inside, there were like 3 octopus with heads about the size of my palm. The lady then proceeded to dump the octopus into the boiling pot and to my surprise, the octopus were still alive! They were grabbing and squirming around in the bowl and pot!! Omg!!! 
I like octopus, but seeing it get cooked like that ruined my appetite. I didn't eat a lot of it, although surprisingly, the octopus tentacles were very tender after it was cooked. 
The lady came back a little later and started to cut the octopus head, guts, brains and all, into a few pieces and the teachers started to chow down on it...that my friends...was disgusting...  

Here's the video, I sound so surprised haha. I'm kinda glad they cooked it rather than eat it alive. I wanted to try live octopus, but now, not so much.


Yum yum anyone?
What's the strangest thing you've ever tried?

Going out soon, catching up later =D

32 comments:

e.motion in motion said...

Ohh I feel kind of sorry for the poor octopi lol :( I don't think I've ever eaten anything too strange before xD

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

Wow MiuMiu, that must have been some experience. The strangest things I've eaten so far were all Japanese dishes, like shishamo n codfish sperm? Hee... maybe it's an asian thing

Old Cow said...

I have a problem with octopus but i LOVE LOVE squid!! LOL

The strangest thing I have tried....giraffe meat. I was tricked! I thought it was beef!! It tasted like beef.

funkiimonkee said...

Have you tried Bear paws? from china? How cruel!

Blair said...

I didn't have the guts to watch your video!! It might put me off dinner =[

izumi said...

well, i WAS looking for a midnight snack.. now.. definitely not.........

ewww :(

Alice said...

Gross! I don't think I could've eaten that! I think the strangest thing I've ever eaten is raw chicken. It wasn't good.

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

oh my mum and my brother ate live octopus when they went to Korea 2 yrs ago. They told me they were still moving in their mouth when they were eating it!! I also heard when you chew live octopus, tentacles can suck onto the throat as you swallow... eww!! im too sqeamish for that :P

Yumi said...

I cringe when I see people eat live octopus on Korean shuts. I would never have the guts to do that.

cellophanegirl said...

Oh man, I feel so sorry for the octopus! Also, I just lost my appetite :(

The strangest thing I've ever tried is probably frog legs when I was younger. I got tricked! My mom told me it was chicken :((

However, I've grown up and smarten now up so I don't think I will be tricked into eating anything strange :P

Jamilla Camel said...

OMG! I couldn't cope with that!

C. said...

thanks for your comment a while back :) i would totally grub on that muaahahhaha

Hana aka acutelife said...

poor octopus!! im too coward to try anything extraordinary though when i was in beijing i had ample opportunities to try from bugs to starfish

ning * star said...

I'm scare to eat it. haha xD

Natgn said...

Oh dear =\ I'd be too squeamish to eat it XD

Becky said...

haha! that is so funny how it's still moving XD
poor thing though...

i think the strangest thing i ate was frog legs in Hong Kong... at that time i didn't know it was frog's legs. It looked like pieces of chicken! When I found out i was so afraid I couldn't eat anymore (>___<)

Maggie said...

ahhh, it was still moving!? i'd prefer it to be cut up and non-moving XD

the end result looks yummy though!

Edna said...

OMG, Millie! That's disgusting :( I feel sorry for poor Mr Octopus! I don't know what's the weirdest food I tried ... I stay with the norm. :P

Shopn'Chomp said...

I think I'd be the same. That's too much to stomach (pun intended). :(

Lisa said...

I've never ate octpus quite like that before :| I usually on eat those tiny baby ones, and my parents buy them without the head. Poor octopus.

The weirdest thing I've ever eaten was snake. Yes, it was weird and bizarre, but it was in China. I didn't know about it until I sat down at the restaurant and all my relatives started talking about snake. The bones are bendy :(

dee said...

i jus cried for the octopus. i can hear it screaming TT__TT. now when i eat it's relatives i'll replay the video in my head.

eri said...

Ack!!!
My friend grew up in Korea & she told me a story about eating live octopus and how the tentacles suctioned onto her throat and her dad had to yank it out! Ack!!! That story has a whole new meaning now that your pics and vid helps me visualize!

Oh I just couldn't do it!!! Hahaha

Narita said...

OMG!I couldn't finish your video, hun! I can imagine how you felt, hun!

K said...

I couldn't watch your video, I was too scared! Frog legs were pretty common in China! I even saw them at fast food joints!!!

How's your Hong Kong buy list? Longer than my Korea buy list??? LOL

mszcheysser said...

OMG! Octupus? WHOOOOA! =/ I guess it's just me, but I have a hard time eating anything that is sea food.... other than sushi (since it doesn't look like a fish anymore) and Tuna! Other than that, I feel so bad! AND OMG! At all those tentacles. Weeeeh!

Strangest thing? I ate Alligator. =| Taste like chicken! LMAO.

Banana said...

]= That's so sad. What's the point of making the animal suffer like that? I don't think they should enjoy eating something that they get to watch get slowly tortured in hot boiling water....

♥ 珊珊 Kawaii Kuromi ♥ said...

croc.. it was very tuff and spicy..
Ive tried octopus I like it :D

Oh yeh I forgot to say thanks for the prizes they came thru so quick. Love them

Thank you
Shan x

r♥bin said...

i will be uncomfortable too! XD

Brendel said...

How they prepare the soup is kinda cruel but I must admit, the dish looks yummy. I must try this at least once in my life.

Thanks for the pics and vids!

mint said...

the food looks so yummy =D

fuzkittie said...

Mmmm tentacles! Yum yum~

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