K-TRAVEL | May.31.2024

Must-Eat Ultimate Spicy Delight: Stir-Fried Webfoot Octopus for Brave Foodies

Love Spicy Food? Try This Now!

 

If you see a sign or menu with the words 주꾸미볶음(Ju-kku-mi-bok-eum: Stir-fried webfoot octopus), take the challenge and try it!

 

Real Pronunciation [ju-kku-mi-bo-kkeum]

 

 

⚠️ Sometimes you may see it written as 쭈꾸미볶음,

Real Pronunciation [jju-kku-mi-bo-kkeum]

which is a non-standard spelling, but it's the same dish.

 

 

🖐 What is Ju-kku-mi-bok-eum?

In this dish, webfoot octopus is stir-fried with vegetables and mixed with gochujang (traditional Korean red pepper paste) and red pepper powder. The octopus is cut into bite-sized pieces and stir-fried quickly over high heat to keep the meat tender and juicy.

 

🖐 Why is Ju-kku-mi-bok-eum special?

This dish is spicy but sweet, with webfoot octopus cooked in a delicious sauce. You can eat it all year round, but it's best in March and April when the octopus is at its freshest!

 

If you're in Korea, find a restaurant near you and try it now. If you're not in Korea, make a note and try it when you visit!

 

👀 Feast your eyes on Ju-kku-mi-bok-eum!

 

 

Depending on the restaurant, Ju-kku-mi-bok-eum includes vegetables such as onions, cabbage, bean sprouts, green onions, and peppers along with the octopus. It's usually served on a round iron plate, sizzling for about 10 minutes before it's ready to eat.

The taste is really extraordinary!

 

 

This is Webfoot Octopus!

Crisp vegetables, chewy octopus, and a spicy yet sweet sauce make this dish a delight, but be careful - if you can't handle spicy food, this may be too intense for you!

 

 

Ju-kku-mi-bok-eum is often served with a white sauce on the side.

  

This special Korean sauce, made with mayonnaise, helps tone down the heat while adding a rich flavor.

 

It's so delicious that you might forget to take a picture before you finish!

 

This dish is a favorite of Koreans who love spicy food.

 

 

And here's a unique aspect of Korean culture!

At the end of a meal with soup or sauce, Koreans often mix steamed rice with the remaining soup or sauce to make fried rice.

Even if you're already very full, eating this fried rice makes you feel like you've really finished your meal.

It's an interesting and somewhat fun way to eat. 😂

 

 

We made a heart shape with fried rice. 😲🤣 

 

 

Can you imagine this Ju-kku-mi-bok-eum? 

 

If not, here's a 🎞 video of Ju-kku-mi-bok-eum for you to watch.  

You don't need to know Korean; just enjoy the visuals of the dish. 

 

 

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