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live squid....elsewhere in japan? in new york?


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live squid....elsewhere in japan? in new york?

tjust | | Oct 18, 2009 11:44 PM


so....this is my first post on this board, or on chowhound at all in fact. i have used this as an invaluable resource all over the place, but particularly on two recent trips to japan.

this is a shot in the dark....while visiting a friend's family in Kyushu (a couple of hours away from Fukuoka....past Karatsu.....) my wife and i were taken to a restaurant in a little town on the coast. the meal was phenomenal, one of our absolute highlights...

the restaurant featured a huge pool in the middle of the main room that was filled with live squid. for each diner, a whole squid was brought out (still alive). the back was sliced and was eaten as sashimi (still alive!), then scissors were brought out. the tentacles were snipped off (still alive!! moving...) and eaten. finally, whatever was left over was taken away and returned as tempura. you can imagine how fantastic it was...

a couple of friends are planning a trip to japan and i was hoping to find some place that might do something similar in tokyo or kyoto. this place was WAY off the beaten path, particularly for your average tourist. a longer shot in the dark would be if anyone knows of a place in new york city that does some kind of similar preparation (i know about a couple of the live octopus places).

anyway...thanks in advance, and here are a couple of pictures to go with it....