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A small hagfish complete with slime

A small hagfish complete with slime

Hagfish or Myxine glutinosa, they are fish, not eels.

Koreans and Korean markets and restaurants in New York City have been buying, selling, cooking, and eating hagfish for the last 30 years.

Hagfish are usually not eaten owing to their repugnant looks, as well as their viscosity and unpleasant habits. However, a particular species, the inshore hagfish, found in the Northwest Pacific, is valued as food in the Korean Peninsula.

Kkomjangeo bokkeum, a Korean stir fry hagfish - image:

Kkomjangeo bokkeum, a Korean stir fry hagfish – image: snakebaby

On the BBQ, Kkom-Jang-Eo-Gu-I – image: Look at Korea

 

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2 responses

  1. They don’t look too bad cooked, or worse than some offal raw. But what are the ‘unpleasant habits’ they are supposed to have? Swearing at grown ups? Telling fibs?

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    April 4, 2013 at 4:44 am

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