Would you eat this?

Posted by len on April 6th, 2008

One of the always-exciting past times in Portugal is to order food on the menu that you’re not 100% sure what it is.
This is pretty common, especially since everything is in some weird language that we barely comprehend.

Would you eat what I have before me here? This was taken at a restaurant we’ve oft dined at but…well…we order conservatively most of the time: lasagna’s great, they even have “wraps”! Very modern. Very non-traditional.
Except this little fella: Polvo. We knew polvo was octopus but it’s always a mystery exactly how it will be served.
I forced myself to eat the whole thing, save for the little part where the tentacles meet the head. For some reason I was too grossed out by that part (some funky darker colors and textures there). According to our friend Jordan I may have been in for a delightful crunchy surprise had I taken it on since it sports the little octopus’ beak. Something they still can’t get tender. Yuk.

30 Responses to “Would you eat this?”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Your entry fit perfectly with our afternoon. We have been lying around watching food shows on the Travel Channel. I don’t think that Anthony Bourdain has done a Portugal episode yet though. I take it you’re not gunning for the “Weird Foods” guy’s job if a little octopus is gettting you down.

  2. Robbb Says:

    That is hi-freakin’-larious. A lifetime of eating LA sushi still would not prepare me for that… and it’s served up in a nice gourmet presentation too, with legumes and everything, huh? Shame…

    BTW, WASSAAAAAP!! This is, pitifully, the first communication that I’ve had with my good friends Len and Sue since they went globetrotting. I see that all is well, and that is good. Vejune and I are super jealous of you guys.

    “Hambone, Hambone, where ya been? / ‘Round the world and back again!”

    Hope the “back again” part is soon. We miss you guys back here.

  3. len Says:

    Heya Robbbbbbb.
    Don’t worry about not communicating. We see you on Mile73.com and, somehow, that makes it feel like you’re right next door.
    Still…great to hear from you! Come on out to Portugal if you’ve got a spare weekend. Pop one of these puppies in your mouth!

  4. Heather Says:

    No! I would not eat that! Not with a cat, while wearing a hat! No sir, I would not eat that!

  5. sean Says:

    ha ha, “delightfully crunchy” is not the kind of surprise you want when eating something that HAS NO BONES!!!

    =:-O

    And, Jesus, you can see the suckers on it!

    BLECCCHK!

  6. Brogan Says:

    thats gross

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