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muse, I kind of feel guilty too. Octopi are very cute and smart, which usually does not equal delicious as well. But they just happen to be all of the above. It's not fair. :(
Octopus is great. Though i'd love to go to Korea or Japan where they serve actual raw octopus (octopus in northamerica is cooked even in sushi) And octopus is great in takoyaki!
I must confess, though, that I feel guilty if I stop to think about what I'm eating, which I never feel with any other meat--octopuses are really intelligent, fascinating creatures. My husband, who used to work for a prawn fisherman and who had to deal with the octopuses that were hauled up in the traps, said that even after they were gutted and their beaks had been removed, if they got out of the bucket, they headed straight for the boat's edge.
Octopus is great! I eat them when I'm eating sashimi.
Octopus, squid, roe, I love it all!
you bet i do! it's one of my favorite things to eat!
I don't like it but not because it's slimy (in my experience, once it was cooked it wasn't slimy at all). I just don't like the texture or as a few people have mentioned, how it looks. It just creeps me out with all the suckers...
mm just had some raw octopus at lunch!
Maybe if I was a Salachimorpha!
Love it...as long as it's prepared correctly.
Food should not have tentacles. Or suckers. It kinda freaks me out. TheBoy loves it, though. He takes great pleasure in grossing me out with it [for now] and is bound and determined to get me to love it too.
Food should not have tentacles. Or suckers. It kinda freaks me out.TheBoy loves it, though. He takes great pleasure in grossing me out with it [for now] and is bound and determined to get me to love it too.
I'd try it...it might be okay if it's prepared properly.
YUM. I'm Asian, so I grew up eating just about everything. I just came back from a trip to China, and they put it on skewers. The tentacles are the best part!
I've had it on seafood pasta and and pizza. I enjoy it though it does look a little too lifelike at first.
Never had it, would be scared to cook it, and wouldn't order it off a menu. I just have no desire to try it. I'll stick with shrimp and scallops.
Well (properly) cooked octopus does not (should not) be slimy. Mmmm, delicious sea creatures.
i would like to try it
i would like to try it
nice vocab akay, cephalopod :)
nice vocab akay, cephalopod :)
I can eat unrecognizable rings of calamari, but those tiny whole squids or a tentacle with suckers on it are a whoooole 'nother story. And I'll be honest, it's really just because deep sea creatures kind of freak me out. Cephalopods are the worst, but even when eating a crustacean, I need to make sure I don't focus on how bug-like it looks.
I have, but I think the restaurant cooked it wrong. It was extremely slimy and elastic-y. I had to spit it out! Maybe I'll give it another go as in appetizer, so if I still don't like it, my whole meal isn't ruined.
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