Friday Squid Blogging: Me Eating Squid

Me eating grilled squid in Wuxi, China, earlier this month.

Posted on December 26, 2008 at 4:08 PM • 12 Comments


Petréa MitchellDecember 26, 2008 4:48 PM

Well, how did it taste?

And were you a little worried by the cook wearing a protective mask?

Sam SpadeDecember 26, 2008 9:03 PM

Every Korean food grocery has dried squid. You sear it over an open flame. It's tough but tastes somewhat like bacon. I like it this way much better than calamari.

Alan (2)December 27, 2008 5:36 AM

Don't worry about the mask - it's more about air pollution than anything else. China's power supply comes from burning coal, and the smog is so bad you can almost see it from orbit.

But yes, how did it taste like?

(PS: Happy -- and secure -- year 2009, everyone.)

Neil in ChicagoDecember 27, 2008 6:35 AM

Yeah, I once had to drop out of a silly food contest where people were making up ridiculous dishes, because someone said, "squid on a stick," and I've had squid saté in Bangkok . . .

Henry the HorseDecember 27, 2008 4:18 PM

BUT where is the photo of you actually incising and masticating the great beast from the depths?? *That* constitutes eating, these photos are just drool shots ;-)

Clive RobinsonDecember 28, 2008 4:51 AM

@ Henry the Horse,

"actually incising and masticating the great beast from the depths??... ...are just drool shots"

With comments like that, this blog is going to get found on some more questionable (ie low costume budget production) searchs ;)

John WatersDecember 29, 2008 12:30 AM

That looks *really* good. Have you considered trying out live baby octopus next time you are in Korea? :)

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