Best Sea Intestines - 2010
M & T Restaurant
Should that be "See Intestines"? No, this terrifying denizen of the deep (zoological name: Urechis unicinctus) is found mainly in the Yellow Sea between China and Korea, and it's imported here by homesick former residents of Qingdao, a gritty port city in Shandong province. Sea intestines are actually marine spoon worms that live in the sand—with their heads, tails, and guts removed. Steamed with yellow chives at M & T Restaurant and served in a light beige sauce, the worms—which run in color from beige to gray—are of even circumference, pleasantly rubbery, and two to three inches in length.