On the live seafood menu: “Fat innkeeper worms” a.k.a….

Urechis unicinctus, a.k.a. exactly what you think of when you see them, are a standard feature of Shandong cuisine. We see these marine spoonworms on display routintely:
Many if not most of Qingdao’s larger restaurants feature a live seafood menu, like this one from lunch the other day.
But if you find that unappetizing, don’t worry. They’re so full of water that after they’re barbecued, they look incredibly similar to earthworms (on-a-stick):
BBQ penis fish on a stick
In Chinese they’re called æµ·è‚ , literally: “sea intestine”.

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