2. Raw Octopus
Octopus is becoming more and more mainstream as regional Asian dishes become more popular and common around the world. So it’s not that unusual to see octopus on restaurant menus anymore. That is, if it’s dead and cooked or fried. Still alive and wriggling, with a chance of making you choke? Yeah, that’s still not very popular.
The eating of live octopus is mostly practiced in South Korea, with Seoul restaurants being the most common place to find it served this way. There isn’t really much nutritional advantage to eating it this way, and some people view it as cruel. But it does guarantee that cooking doesn’t reduce any nutritional value. The octopus is high in protein, iron, selenium and vitamin B12.