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20 Delicious Sea Monsters Eaten In Asia

There's more to seafood than tuna and salmon.

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3. Miscellaneous Whelks and Sea Snails

Tastes like: savory rubber bands with a dollop of chalky innards.

I bought bagfuls of these at movie theater concession stands the way you'd buy popcorn. Dig the flesh out with a toothpick, or suck it out of the hole. Great in a spicy wine broth.

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5. Giant Clam

Tastes like: between clam and octopus.

Warning: Giant clam is ecologically threatened in many parts of the Pacific, so make sure it's sourced responsibly. Otherwise, it is (or was) a staple in Filipino and Polynesian cuisine.

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20. Hagfish

Tastes: very chewy.

Only eaten in Korea, and often found waggling in the frayed corpses of whales and sharks on the ocean floor. When threatened, a single hagfish can release enzymes and turn a barrel of water into pure slime. When grilled, it reportedly tastes mild and chewy.

And a (surprisingly catchy) song to sum it all up

View this video on YouTube

(Seriously, though, red frog crab is the best.)