Why is Sannakji dangerous to eat


We are used to seeing calamari above seafood menu, but that looks good with sannakji, a Korean dish made with raw octopus. It is cut into pieces and served immediately, Food & Wine and is still moving when it is consumed. That’s why sannakji is also known as “twisting octopus.” This clearly may not be a dish for the discerning diners.

But if you think sannakji sounds great, take a moment to consider the tentacles. Now consider the suckers on those tentacles. Based on Insiders, some people have died while eating sannakji because it got stuck in the inside of their throat causing them to choke.

However, if prepared properly, this dangerous dish can be safe to eat. Insider detailed the process, explaining that the mucus is first removed from the tentacles. The chef will then cut the tentacles into very small pieces so that they don’t get in the way of the diners’ throats. When prepared this way, the risk of choking is minimized and the sannakji is ready to serve.

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Britta Zeltmann

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