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Sannakji Live Octopus in Seoul Restaurants, Korea

From series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
Fans of exotic seafood definitely have to visit Korea, where they can taste a lot of incredible dishes, including sannakji or live octopus. This dish is considered one of the most expensive delicacies in Korean restaurants. You can’t taste it everywhere. All restaurants that offer guests a dish have large aquariums in the room, where young octopuses swim. Guests can choose an animal for a dinner.

Sannakji Live Octopus in Seoul Restaurants, Korea Sometimes, sannakji is cooked right in front of the guests. A live octopus is cut into small pieces, and then sprinkled with sesame seeds. After that simple manipulations, delicacy is ready to be eaten. Experienced gourmets recommended moving jaws actively as even after cutting an octopus continue to move and act with suckers. You can taste an unusual dish in restaurants that specialize in it or in some bars as a popular snack for drinks.

In some places, octopus is served whole that makes an appearance of the dish even more impressive. Sannakji is also considered quite a dangerous dish, not only because of the threat of contracting intestinal parasites. In recent years, several cases of suffocation were registered in Korea. Visitors of restaurants died due to the fact that the tentacles were stuck in the throat and blocked air. The last case of strangulation was registered in 2008 in the city of Gwangju. Next - Eskamoles Ant Eggs in Mexico Restaurants

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Yongsan Residence

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Top destination around Sannakji Live Octopus in Seoul Restaurants - Seoul

Seoul is located not far from the Yellow Sea famous for its beautiful flat beaches that traditionally attract numerous tourists with children. It will take approximately an hour by car to reach these gorgeous beaches from the capital. In summer, there are always many vacationers at the seaside. Coastal areas of the Yellow Sea have long become an interesting excursion destination. Many travelers try to visit local beaches during the low tide. During this period, a several meter long strip of the bottom becomes unleashed, and it is possible to see various shellfish and mussels. Beaches of the Yellow Sea have a well-developed infrastructure that includes numerous cafes and beach gear rental offices. They are very comfortable, so no wonder why many tourists spend whole days there.

Vacationers seeking the atmosphere of complete solitude and privacy should visit Sindo Island. Constant ferry service connects the island with the coast. Sindo is famous for its beautiful and not crowded beaches. Fans of wellness and healing practices will find it very interesting to visit Seoul’s acupuncture and phytotherapy centers that are recognized among the best in the world. These centers offer rare healing practices that involve natural components.
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