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Eccentric Seafood

Strange, unusual and out-right weird. Tony's appetite is as big as the ocean, and he loves the sea. In Queens, NY, chef David Chang joins Tony at Sik Gaek, home to traditional Korean dishes. They tear through wriggling chopped octopus, piles of steaming seafood, and glasses of Korean beer. In Japan, Tony loses all sense of time in the small town of Noboribetsu Onsen, where he unwinds at a ryokan, a Japanese style bed-and-breakfast. Here, Tony is treated to a robatayaki feast, a fisherman's barbecue of red snapper, scallops, sardines, and crab. He enjoys the comfortable laid-back Hokkaido dining pace as he fills up on fresh seafood and sake. Then Tony travels to Italy's serene Amalfi coast. Local chef Rocco Iannone dives into the sea in the middle of a rainstorm and retrieves a bucketful of fresh sea urchin. After cracking a few open, Tony heads to Rocco's restaurant, Pappacarbone, for another taste of the sea. He dines on two types of local clams cooked in olive oil and parsley, served with spaghetti. Rocco also serves a whole octopus, battered in flour and fried, with a pizzaiola sauce made with red oregano and caciocavallo cheese.

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