The Fish Market
When you come to South Korea, you have to experience Sannakji at a local fish market. Sannakji is a very famous dish in these fisheries where you eat a live octopus! Yes, I know it sounds unappetizing and not something most people would try….
I tried it for the first time, and at first, I was not very excited about eating a live octopus, but I decided to give it a go since it was an experience. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I did not eat the octopus when it was living; I opted for sashimi instead. The octopus was chewy and I could feel the tentacles stick to my teeth, but I just kept on chewing. They serve it with sesame oil, gochujang (Korean spicy chili paste), lettuce leaves, garlic, and soy bean paste. I recommend the sesame oil and Sannakji because it had a nice nutty taste and smell that masks the octopus’s raw smell.