Hungry time again, but this meal of live octopus is only for adventurers

It may seem a bit cruel to some of the more passionate animal rights activists among us, but this Korean restaurant Sik Gaek (with locations in Flushing and Woodside) allows you to feast upon the flesh of live sea creatures, who slowly die in your mouth as evidenced by this video:

The restaurant has rave reviews on Yelp. Advice is to go with a large group of people, because the portions are apparently huge. Besides, how much live octopus can one person eat? This place also serves a variety of hot pots, and Anthony Bourdain has even been by to check it out:

The restaurant is located at 49-11 Roosevelt Ave. in Woodside, and 161-29 Crocheron Ave. in Flushing.

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  • Excellent, been looking for a place that serves live octopus. Now you’ve found it!


    “Octopuses are highly intelligent… In some countries, octopuses are on the list of experimental animals on which surgery may not be performed without anesthesia. In the UK, cephalopods such as octopuses are regarded as honorary vertebrates under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and other cruelty to animals legislation, extending to them protections not normally afforded to invertebrates.”

    One of the most intelligent animals in the sea and we’re torturing them… nice!

  • yup intelligent and delicious