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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ABC Wednesday: O for Octopus









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At the Auckland Rose Garden in Parnell, they had a festival, and this stall attracted a lot of attention selling Japanese Octupus Obanyaki Balls.

In another part of Auckland, at Rocket Park, the Thais were selling octopus kebabs.

As I write this, I watch from the news that the most famous Octopus Paul, won't be making any more predictions for the world cup. Paul is swimming free in the ocean again aka Paul died today.

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, the octopus balls look interesting. Great word for the letter O, Ann, and your photos are yummy.

Kay, Alberta

Carolyn Ford said...

octopus...hmmm, I'm not sure I would enjoy eating it, but, I sure am fascinated by those living in the ocean!

Roger Owen Green said...

i suppose one time in my life, i should try them...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

RuneE said...

I have tasted octopus twice - one nice experience - one not. Obviously one must know ones way around an octopus to prepare them.

Gramma Ann said...

I don't think I've ever eaten Octopus, but sometimes when I eat Chinese, I don't know what I am eating. Nice pictures of the food, and I'm sure if prepared correctly, it is very tasty.

Mar said...

My husband and son love octopus! I heard about Paul too, but they are have a life expectancy of only two years, I heard!
ABC Wednesday: O

Mar said...

sorry, I should proof read my comments before hitting enter, lol!
Have a great day!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmm a delicious idea! I would love to visit this Festivas! :)
Léia

Reader Wil said...

How do these octopus balls taste?
In Italy and Australia I ate some octopus pieces of tentacles, I think, but it tasted awful. They were hard like rubber.
Yes octopus Paul died of old age this week. He predicted who would win the world championship of football.Ha, ha....
That was great news about the Dutch lady who returned to New Zealand after such a long time.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

OOOOOOOOO so OOOOOOOriginal--- Octopus! Looks like a place that takes their Octopus seriously.

Vernz said...

OMG, your post Ann made me drool... happy people around here.
My ABC Wednesday here

Pam said...

I'm adventurous when it comes to food but I have to admit it does look mighty tempting.
Nice shots, Ann.

Eden said...

Yummy..I love octopus, Ann.

Sylvia K said...

What a great post and photos for the O Day, Ann! I had some octopus when I was living in Spain, it was delicious! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

JM said...

Never heard of octopus balls, but I'm sure I would like them! :-)

Joe Todd said...

As you know I love festivals

Al said...

I'm definitely not going to try octopus, I'm not sure why but it isn't for me. But my wife eats it. Interesting post.

Ginny said...

What are octopus balls and how are they made? Are they like meatballs, ground up octopus shaped into balls? I've heard that chefs make sauce out of squid ink, as well. I do not think I am brave to eat any of this. Have you tried it and what does it taste like??

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Somehow, I can't get past the look of the tentacles to actually try octopus. Except calamari, of course. RIP Paul.

Tumblewords: said...

I've never tried octopus but am sure it's very tasty! Outstanding O post!

Martha said...

I have eaten squid but never octopus.

George said...

I think octopus is one of the few things I haven't eaten. I wouldn't mind giving those octopus balls a try, though.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day From Australia, I'm unable to eat any seafood because it upsets my tummy and my taste buds don't like it. Nice photos though.

Jama said...

My son loves takoyaki, they are quiet cheap here.

Beverley Baird said...

Very interesting post for O this week! But don't think I could eat it! lol