Anyone ever try cuttle fish?

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  1. jp3975

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    How good is it? Comparable in taste to anything?

    Every time Im in Little Rock and eat at Chi Dim Sum they have it on the menu but dont have it in stock. The manager's supposed to order it for me next time im in town.

    From wiki:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttle_fish#Relation_to_humans


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    Cuttlefish are marine animals of the order Sepiida belonging to the class Cephalopoda (which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses). Despite their common name, cuttlefish are not fish but mollusks. Recent studies indicate that cuttlefish are among the most intelligent invertebrates

    Cuttlefish are caught for food in the Mediterranean, East Asia, the English Channel and elsewhere. Although squid is more popular as a restaurant dish all over the world, in East Asia dried, shredded cuttlefish is a popular snack food.
    Cuttlefish is especially popular in Italy, where it is used in Risotto al Nero di Seppia (literally black cuttlefish rice). The Croatian Crni Rižot is virtually the same recipe, which probably originated in Venice and then spread across both coasts of the Adriatic. "Nero" and "Crni" mean black, the color the rice turns because of the cuttlefish ink. Spanish cuisine, especially that of the coastal regions, uses cuttlefish and squid ink for the marine flavor and smoothness it provides; it is included in dishes such as rice, pasta and fish stews.
    In Portugal, it is the regional dish of the city of Setúbal and surrounding areas, where it is served as deep-fried strips or in a variant of feijoada, with red kidney beans.
     
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    Absolutely delicious they are. The meat is firm and white and has a taste comparable to lobster with a slight hint of octopus. You can have it stuffed, or simply cooked in some oil. Yum!
     
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    I've never had a good experience at a restaurant.
     
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    Never? Not any?:shocked:
     
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    I think that's what we used to feed our parakeet?
     
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    To me, it tastes a lot like spotted owl, but to some it has a faint resemblence to Bald eagle... :rofl:
     
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    I was thinking, a little bit like spotted owl with baby seal. I'll have to try the Bald Eagle again for comparison.
     
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    jack in the box isn't a restaurant.
     
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    I'm sure it's very similar to squid. If there is a Korean grocery store near you, you might try to find some OjingO Chet. It's spicy/sweet squid that is off-the-hook good. Usually prepared on site and kind of pricey, not to mention chewy.
     
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    Tried it in Asia before. It was prepared dried and salted. Tastes like dried squid.
     
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    I ate lots of squid in Korea, much of it dried, and I like it lot.
     
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    A few times,its not bad.I had to ask what it was because I love broiled squid.

    I pretty much eat any seafood,as long as its fresh and prepared right.
     
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    Apparently you're not going to the right restaurants.
     
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    Tastes more like manatee sauteed in bottlenose dolphin oil to me.
     
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    Thanks. :supergrin:

    Yeah, me too. The manager said that no one orders it so they only get like 3 per month and they serve them as soon as they get them...mostly to Asians who actually know what it is. He says it's great.

    If im not mistaken the bone is used for a bird snack.

    Thanks...I'll definately check that out next time im near such a store.
     
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    I tried cuttlefish in SFs Chinatown in the 1970s and it was good. If you like fried calamari or octopus salad you will probably like cuttlefish.
     
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