Koreans Eat Sannakji, or Live Octopus
Sannakji, a Korean dish made of live octopus, is low in fat and calories but high in protein The dish is prepared by cutting the tentacles of a live octopus into small bite-sized pieces. It is then served raw on a plate, often accompanied by a variety of condiments like sesame oil, soy sauce, or wasabi. The experience of eating sannakji is unique. The tentacles are still squirming and wriggling on the plate, making it a challenging dish to eat. Diners have to be careful not to choke on the pieces. The tentacles can cling to the inside of the mouth or throat due to their suction cups. Around six people die each year from consuming sannakji.