Tuesday, August 23, 2005

tentacles suck

One of my students was telling me about all the different kinds of seafood she's eaten: the usuals like squid, and shrimp, along with things like jellyfish, sea cucumber etc. I thought I had her beat because I had eaten all the above, as well as shark, which she had never tried. But alas, she topped me. She soared passed me and I have no desire to try to catch up. She described to me a kind of seafood that looks a bit like a squid, but only with 3 legs and about the size of your hand. It's a Korean dish where they eat the thing raw and alive, still kicking. She said you cut it up but the tentacles still wiggle around, I guess a bit like chopping an earthworm in half. And as if it's not gross enough to eat squirming squid legs, apparently the little suckers grab hold and stick to the inside of your mouth! Ugh barf gag!!! I don't think I've heard of anything more unappetizing. I'd take silkworm over that anyday!

 

Here is one talented artist's rendition of the fearsome squid-like creature.

11 comments:

Megan said...

Ick, ick, ick! Is there anything we eat in America or Canada that the Chinese folks think is disgusting?

Marley said...

YUCKnice artist\'s rendition though, looks kinda cute ;)

Unknown said...

hi manders! thought i would come by and say hi. i was just watching my csi season 5 dvds obtained from china of course, and naturally i thought of you! sounds like class is just as much fun as ever, except for maybe the seafood? a little disturbing? of course my 11 year old likes to suck the juice from everyone\'s lobster antenaes, i think for shock value. :Scheers, michy

静然 said...

hehe, so CUTE pic

Unknown said...

i like the smiling squid! lol!

dan said...

was just kinda hoping u may be able to help me get music onto my space? what file host did you use?

kimberlee said...

Ewww, that sound horrible...did the student say she liked it, or did she think it tasted gross too???

The Lovely Lindsey said...

eeeeeew

peabody said...

..i\'m hungry..

Isabella said...

I hope she was pulling your leg, lol...the thought isjust way too disgusting....bleh. LIke the cute picthough, hehe...now if it was truly that cute, it wouldnever get carved up on a dinner plate. =D~Hugs~

Theresa said...

GROSS!I can feel it in my mouth. Damn imagination.

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