Eaten a Whelk (Sea Snail)

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Tonight, my family went to Moonstar Restaurant (a seafood buffet in Daly City) to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday. On top of stuffing myself silly with all kinds of Asian cuisine (sushi, fried rice, chow mein, a plethora of fried items, dim sum, etc.) and dessert (chocolate covered rice krispy treats, almond cookies, and cotton candy), J and I noticed this little gem labeled “Whelk w/ Black Bean Sauce”, a slimy looking thing hanging out of a sea shell. 

To be honest, I was hesitant about trying it at first, but then I reminded myself why I started this website in the first place.  One of the reasons was to take myself outside of my comfort zone, and this definitely did it.  I really thought it would taste disgusting, but it wasn’t bad.  It was just chewy... really, really chewy.  Below is the YouTube clip, and I’m working on that thing for awhile.  It was fun to try something like this.

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