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Would You Eat This Dried Cuttlefish?

Yesterday while at a Chinese supermarket, I came across the popular Asian snack: dried cuttlefish. Cuttlefish is similar to squid, and these dried snacks are chewy and meaty with a briny, slightly sweet flavor.

I grew up eating them and think they're deliciously addictive, but I can see how their threadlike texture and fishy smell might turn people away. What about you? Do you think you could stomach this?

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dbrimstone dbrimstone 8 years
if the texture bothers you you can always stick it in the microwave for about 25 seconds so they crisp up a bit.
Hannahbanana1 Hannahbanana1 8 years
That package is actually a Korean brand. It's good when eaten as is and it's also really super tasty when it's made as a Korean side dish which is made by mixing it with Korean hot pepper paste and sesame oil. It goes great with rice.
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 8 years
I hate how long you have to chew it, and how sweet it turns. not for me.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i love them. it's not only chinese thing, but Russian as well.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
my dad looooves dried squid from Japan my uncle brought back. This lookes like the same thing, only cuttlefish.
nnayap nnayap 8 years
Sounds good. My personal fav = shrimp chips YUMMMMMMM
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Needs to be eaten with an ice cold beer. Good stuff.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I love them, yummy.
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
i grew up on this stuff. I love it!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Love it, especially the hot and spicy versions.
soulight soulight 8 years
I've never had it, but Nigerian cuisine has some interesting dishes so I'm sure I would take a liking to it.
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 8 years
I lived in Hawaii for about 7 years and there is a very large population of different Asian cultures. This stuff is very popular there and is in every store, even familiar ones like Safeway. I also had a Filipino room mate back in the day that used to practically live off dried cuttlefish. I personally don't like it but it doesn't freak me out or anything.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
hmm...nope - not a chance. i'm adventurous with food - but not THAT adventurous. (and thankfully i'm a veggie)
katrinawrites katrinawrites 8 years
I find dried cuttlefish very flavorful and chewy, but I can understand how some people may find it too gummy and strange. So before you try the cuttlefish, ease into the dried seafood genre by digging into some crunchy dried squid flakes on top of a cup of hot steamed rice or bowl of ramen. For an even gentler alternative, try sprinkling some Japanese Furikake on your food (mixture of sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar, salt). Enjoy!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
I tried these once...very unique, but not my style. It was interesting, though.
JP-from-Sydney JP-from-Sydney 8 years
Hey there, love this blog...though not sure about that last snack ...woooh...maybe with the hot sauce could work ;) Anyway keep up the great work! Anyway, look forward to more posts. Cheers, JP
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
yes, i totally addicted to it..!
Puzzle2397 Puzzle2397 8 years
I'll probably try something like this during my year-long stint in South Korea.
berrypeachie berrypeachie 8 years
Mmmmmm, Give me a bag. I love these, but they're definitely chewy.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
mediafreak, *everything* goes well with alcohol. And yes, not only would I eat this, but I've had it before and can clear out an entire bag of that in no time. Also, I'm a bassoon player, and the jaw strength needed to get through dried cuttlefish is exactly the same as what's needed for music. Think chewing through rubber bands, but much tastier.
mediafreak mediafreak 8 years
this goes great with alcohol
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