18 (Sun) July 2010
at Beolgyo Maeul
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-
with the Family, In-Laws
Yeonpo tang (연포탕) is a Korean dish. Involves dumping live octopus into boiling broth – along with various vegetables – watching them squirm to death, chopping their tentacles into bite-size pieces, which are dipped in soy sauce and eaten, and then finishing them off by cutting their heads open to release the ink, which turns the broth into a black pool of gore. Rice porridge or fried rice is often made in the gore to finish off the meal.
DJ, 3 years old, goes nuts for it, every part of it, especially the squirming-to-death part (fortunately, he has displayed no other sadistic traits).