#20 – Sannakji – South Korea
Sannakji is a “delicacy” originating from South Korea. In a nutshell, Sannakji is a dish whose main ingredient is live octopus. Sannakji is either eaten whole, or in pieces, as one prefers and depending on the size of the octopus. Sannakji is served as a raw dish with a little sprinkle of sesame oil; it is so fresh that the tentacles of the octopus are still squirming.
We have told that some of these bizarre foods are not only bizarre because of their ingredients, but they are also bizarre because they can be fatal to the eater. That is the case with Sannakji. Considering that this dish is an actual alive octopus, the suckers from the octopus can attach to your throat when you try to swallow it, which can lead to choking and then eventually to death. It is your decision will the cause of your death be an alive octopus.