the underbelly


Live Octopi!
November 24, 2009, 8:36 am
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The other day I ate live octopus.

Ok.

Not really alive. But freshly killed so that the little pieces continued to move long after being hacked up. They tried to crawl off the plate. They stuck to the plate. If you managed to get them into your mouth they stuck to your mouth. I had to attack them with my wolf-like jaws in order to fully incapacitate them. But they were tasty. Actually they were kind of tasteless – but in a really pleasing way.

Imagine this image squirming and undulating:

Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. I’d do it for lunch today.

Where did I get said live cephalopod? Why, Flushing, Queens of course. What was the name of the restaurant? I forget. And I can’t find it. So for now we’ll call it ghost restaurant. If I went back I’m sure all that would be there would be an empty lot and an old Korean man would tell me that a restaurant hasn’t been there for yeeeeaaarsss. And then he would disappear into the ether.

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