The Greek have been feeding on the much dreaded monster of the deep ocean, the octopus. With time as I grew to become a foodie, I came to know that there is a bunch who have a fetish for this huge eight legged giant, not that they seem to admire it; foodies love to gorge on octopus meat. The first time I came to know about grilled octopus, I was sure to not opt for ocean grill. I started feeling nauseous. My folks told me, the meat is so delicious that I would not even be able to resist myself from having enough of it. Wow! I thought maybe they are putting up a joke in front of me. After months I completely forgot about the discussion we all had together; and then the most dreaded incident happened. Yes! I had actually gobbled grilled octopus meat. To my surprise I liked it.
Now, I am just crazy about grilled octopus and since I have been living in Sydney, whenever I get time, I make it a point to visit a Greek restaurant where I can feed my soul on this sumptuous dish. The country’s much loved fish taverns offer this delicacy and I often squeeze time out of my busy schedule to visit one. Here is an experience I want to share and it seemed simply amazing. Knowing not much about the menu variants in ocean grill, I had opted for what seemed like plain and simple to me, the grilled octopus. This had occurred sometime ago when I went to visit Athens. As the waiter placed the platter I found a miniature octopus grilled and seasoned with the fresh juice of lemon. Straight out of the charcoal grill, the meat was succulent. I have heard Aegina, the pistachio island of the Saronic Gulf, serves you mouthwatering grilled palate, especially featuring the octopus. The dish is a specialty over there. Now, this is again stirring the grilled octopus craving in me. Sorry folks! I need to rush.