Friday, May 18, 2012
Urban Myth Conference Dinner
It's become something of an urban myth to me: for years, colleagues who have gone to conferences in Asia have been telling me stories about eating restaurant meals where the octopus tentacles are so fresh that they're still moving on the plate.
The other night, I went out for a late dinner with some friends here in Korea, and we stumbled into just that kind of restaurant. With the language barrier, we weren't sure what we were getting until it arrived at the table - but there it was, several kinds of invertebrates, just plucked from an aquarium, processed and then served. Both the octopus and sea cucumbers were still moving on the plate.
And it was good!