13 April 2011


When the world was younger and when ships were the main vessels to cross the ocean, the word Kraken strikes fear in the heart of anybody on ship. As you can see why…

Nobody is sure yet whether Kraken was an Octopus
or a Squid…

But it was humongous and gigantic enough to sink a ship. I guess, he was one of the Sink the Ships game greatest fan…

Kraken was enormously fearsome sea monster that a gentleman dedicated this beautiful poem just for the it:

Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides: above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

-Alfred Lord Tennyson

To me, whether the Kraken is an octopus or a squid, it will still be Calamari to me.
I love Fried Calamari, Octopus salad or Squid in Soy Sauce.

Owh, do not forget, Kraken’s tentacles are pure heaven in to the tongue taste bud when you eat it with Kangkung (kung-kong) or also known as water Convolvulus or Water Spinach. You pour sweet sauce, sprinkled with ground peanuts over the Kraken pieces and Kangkung. This heavenly taste dish is called Rojak (row-ja’).

Kraken is one of my favorite… Dish.

Pictures courtesy of image Googling Kraken, Octopus, Squid, Calamari and Rojak Sotong Kangkung…

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