I (finally) had the chance to enjoy this delicacy for myself when I stayed over with my friend Minjung's family in Seoul while on route to Beijing. And enjoy it I did! I thoroughly loved it. It's very tasty - ignore all those people who say otherwise! - even if you do have to chew the tentacles (which are also, incidentally, the wriggliest bits) extra hard to ensure that they don't suction to your throat on the way down.
|Our octopus was actually a little more translucent than this. It was also served with the sesame on the side as a dip, and alongside a bed of leaves and some rice for rolling and wrapping samgyupsal-style. The remaining body (which wasn't nearly so twitchy) was also thinly sliced and mixed into a super-spicy delicious bibimbop (mixed rice salad).|
|Minjung & I with what remained after I'd devoured the clams we'd been served as a side dish or banchan (반찬). There was a similarly sized mound in the bowl next to her father's plate :).|