Minimani is a restaurant in Myeong-Dong that specializes in grilled meats. Kirby and I met up to venture out to find some raw octopus to eat. We were passing by and saw they had a tank of live octopus, so we were sure they would sell sannakji!
Since it is a BBQ restaurant, all tables do have gas stoves on top. Depending on what you order here, you may or may not need it.
Since we were here only for the raw octopus, we had our side dishes (banchan) on the grill instead.
We were given diced up cabbage with a mayo sauce and kimchi.
Sannakji was on the menu! Yeah! It looks much better in video format since you can see it squirm. The texture was slimy and yes, the octopus does attach to your tongue, inside of your mouth, and teeth. You just need to chew the octopus several times until you are certain the suction cups aren’t working anymore.
If you have had takowasa before at a Japanese restaurant, it’s like that but not spicy and more alive.
Here is the video above! The octopus is alive! In a sense it is dead, but the nerves are still twitching and squirming.
We were given a mixture of sesame oil, salt and pepper to drip the octopus into. It complimented to raw taste quite nicely.
Here is video proof that I ate it. Its really was fun and tasted good! If you are ever in Korea, give it a try! Have you had Sannakji before?
We Rate Minimani:
199-44, Euljiro2-ga, Jung-gu,, Seoul, South Korea