Wikipedia says that pickled starfish are a Japanese delicacy - I'm hoping that this is actually true, but I haven't been able to confirm it.
For one of my stories I need to know what they are like to eat, in terms of taste, texture, etc. I've tried searching on this with phrases such as "Pickled starfish" "taste of starfish" etc. but I keep finding entries related to starfish peppers, a restaurant named Starfish, etc.
Unfortunately it really does need to be starfish, no other seafood works for this story, and since I tend to have seafood allergies I can't try it myself - even assuming that I could find them in the UK, which seems a little unlikely.
I'm assuming that they're a bit like squid, e.g. rubbery, but maybe more crunchy, and taste mostly of whatever they are pickled in, but I have no idea what that would be. Can anyone help with a better description?
If anyone wants to know what this is about I've put the explanation below the cut, because it will be a spoiler for the story.( Read more...Collapse )Later
- it looks like this is primarily a Chinese thing, not Japanese, they're sold as street food in parts of China, along the lines of raw sea urchin. It really doesn't sound very nice, but fortunately that doesn't matter for this story,