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Sorae Pogu Fish Market in Incheon Korea! – Part 5

(Fresh Oysters!) After walking around the Sorae Pogu market for about an hour, we decided to eat some Korean sashimi.  They looked so yummy, my aunt and I decided to eat some. At the market, there are some fish stores that have a place inside for you to eat the fish.  You can also buy different types of fish then go to a place that will filet the fish and make it edible. These are the stores that have place to sit inside.  But if you prefer, they will sit you on the street with the view of the boats coming into the docks.  Since I like the view, we decided to sit down on the streets like some other old men were doing and getting drunk. This ain’t the most comfortable setting but at least you’ve got some fresh fish and view of the ocean. First, we ordered some live octopus, my favorite food of all time. Then we ordered oysters, these are the ones we saw earlier and they just melt in your mouth. My aunt ordered us a bunch of different types of Korean sashimi.  I am not even sure what each of these are but they … Continue reading

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My Favorite Korean Food – Live Octopus

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Probably the single thing I miss about Korea the most is the live octopus.  This is my favorite food of all time, I grew up eating live octopus when I was young and it’s really great with soju. When I arrived in Korea, my mom asked me what I wanted to eat, I said, “Sannakji” (산낙지), which means live octopus. Let me clear up some of the mis-understandings and rumors here.  Koreans don’t actually eat “live” octopus.  The head of the octopus has been cut beforehand and the tentacles naturally move but it’s not actually “live”. We don’t know why what the tentacles still “function”, but that’s why I love live octopus, it sticks on your tongue.  Just make sure you chew all the way before swallowing otherwise you can choke to death as it happens in Korea to several every year. And you want to eat live octopus “fresh”, preferably at a live octopus specialty restaurants.  In Korea, there’s live octopus restaurants that specialize in that and that only.  Also, you can get live octopus at fish markets, which are super fresh, I will have a blog post on that too later. I know PETA has been posting bunch … Continue reading

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