Follow Me To The Deep End!!

Jul 31, 2005

Live Tentacles The Movie. Rated NBL (Not Before Lunch). The Prince Restaurant Revisited. Los Angeles, CA.

If a picture of live, squirming tentacles is worth a thousand people feeling nauseous, then a streaming video of the tentacles is worth a zillion vomitoriums. If you still can't quite picture a plate of these slithering, slimy octopus appendages from The Prince Restaurant after reading my article or even after listening to my story about the experience on KCRW's "Good Food" show, then surrender any last bit of imagination you might have left because you won't need an ounce of it when you check out this clip.

Bon appétit!

(Video: Steven Liu)


Live Tentacles on Vimeo.

33 comments:

Robyn said...

AHHH...
HHH...
HHHHHHHH!

(traumatized)

Anonymous said...

O yea!
-adrian

disneylandhangover said...

That's just wrong, wrong, (barf, hicup) wrong. I hope it's mother or PETA gets you!

Eddie Lin said...

Disneylandhangover, when I get my hands on you, I'm givin' you a live tentacles hangover!

Alba said...

that is just wrong.

Alder said...

Oh man. Eddie that's f*cking fantastic. It was a great article, but the video really makes it.

Well done.

Daily Gluttony said...

OK, maybe the ducks would have been better to eat (but not by much)

Awesome video!

eatdrinknbmerry said...

wow that's a great clip. reminds me of this korean movie i saw called Oldboy. the actor stuffs his face with a whole live octopus.

sarah said...

you

complete

me.

LOL!

incredible. and i swear the music is so hilarious, though you should have played techno. LOL!

i am still laughing!

Eddie Lin said...

Hey, everyone, thanks for your comments, supportive, anti or traumatized. I am currently at Cedars-Sinai having some tentacles surgically removed from my stomach. I'm okay though. It only hurts when I breathe.

Eddie

elmomonster said...

Eddie,

Who sings that song you used in the video clip?

Anonymous said...

Eddie,

I love you site, and I hope you don't mind me adding you to my blog roll. Also I love the tenticle clip, reminds me of my childhood in Korea. LOL Thanks for a great laugh!

Milgwimper

milgwimper said...

Oh the clip also reminded me of Fatman in Seouls clip...Ahh I see his blog on your blog roll too. Thanks!

marc brown said...

Awesome!
I have never seen that dish on the menu at The Prince, it must be the other untranslated dish (next to the fried crickets...)

I look forward to following your reviews. There is plenty of good gross food in K-town, thats for sure!!

das_wunschdenken said...

That was gross! I just managed to ralph whatever little food I ate ;) What was the thing that you tried to yank out from your mouth after you sent in the squirmers?

Eddie Lin said...

milgwimper,

thank you for checking us out and adding us to your blogroll. yeah, fatmanseoul is the OG of the live tentacle streaming video experience.

marc,

if you come across anything weird, wacky or odd in LA's food scene, please let me know. thanks!

das,

the thing i yanked out was the big piece of tentacle. i pulled it out because it was suctioning on to the back of my throat and was gagging me. i put it back in and chewed at it again. the small piece of tentacle took the opportunity and stuck on to my finger and hung on for dear life...i guess.

SportChick said...

Eddie,

I saw this video and thought of you and your tentacles. Just take a look at what you were eating: Giant Octopus at work.

Donna

Eddie Lin said...

donna, what're you trying to do? make me hungry??? giant tentacles? bring. it. on. supersize me, homey!

sarah said...

i don't know why but i am so strangely attracted to this video and the soundtrack i keep coming back and watching it and i end up weeping because i am laughing so hard.

seriously.

Eddie Lin said...

it's like a traffic wreck, sarah. it appeals to our basest of instincts. man vs. beast. you just can't help but watch.

and the music - it's pretty.

Michael said...

Wow! I saw a link to your blog listed on a Yahoo group, and have enjoyed reading for the past half hour or so. Great stuff!

I have been trying to find an actual *recipe* for silkworms - doesn't really matter how, just something that makes them tasty - I've heard bad things about the canned ones (see also: wormfoods page on my website). Any suggestions?

Eddie Lin said...

hi michael,

i've only tried silk worm pupae once and it really wasn't very good. i ate a good amount of them hoping that it could become an acquired taste. the taste was never acquired. i describe it as tasting like a cockroach infested apartment. not good.

i don't know of any recipes for silk worms. the ones i had were sauteed in a watery, opaque sauce.

good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just called the restaurant up and they said they don't carry live octopus tentacles on their menu. I'm pretty sure I got the right number. Perhaps they didn't understand my question or did they remove the dish from the menu althogether?

Eddie Lin said...

It is quite difficult to communicate to the staff at The Prince because they mostly speak Korean. But I can also add that the restaurant may not have "live tentacles" currently because it is sort of seasonal. I'm not sure what the season is for "live tentacles" but when I was there for the BlackBook photo shoot, "live tentacles" wasn't available either. Just keep checking in with them.

quirkypandacub said...

at first, i was slightly disturbed.
then, i decided that i needed to try a plateful.

Eddie Lin said...

quirkypandacub,

a plateful of live tentacles is mighty ambitious. a half dozen is more than enough. more than that and these things might strangle you. good luck.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Korea for 4-5 years and had this several times. I've also had the whole, live octopus (the uncut version?). Once on a picnic with my coworkers someone brought along a large octopus, 2-3 feeet long, on ice. It was passed around and we bit off tentacles. (swear to God)

Good times.

If anyone wants to order this it is 산낙지 = Sahn Knock Jee

Eddie Lin said...

anony,

thanks very much for giving my readers the name of this dish. it'll make it that much easier to order a very difficult dish!

henrychan888 said...

that's awesome! did you feel it movin in your stomach?

Eddie Lin said...

henry,

no, i didn't feel it moving in my stomach because i made certain to chew the living shit out of it. thanks for your concern.

rameniac said...

that. was. freakin. awesome. i'm there!

Anonymous said...

i would have loved to have seen the live octo tentacles chking his wind pump just watch him turm blue

val said...

Gives new meaning to the term "food fight"