I cannot watch the video posted above without it making my skin crawl and a shrill shriek escape my lips.
A restaurant in Japan has created a new dish where the squid comes “back to life” and “dances” on your plate.
The dish is called Odori don. Basically the dish is a rice bowl topped with a whole fresh squid (minus the head). When soy sauce is poured on the squid, a chemical reaction occurs that causes the squid’s tentacles to squirm around in the bowl, making the squid appear as if it is dancing a jig!
Apparently the squid is served so fresh that the salt in the soy sauce reacts with the ions in the tentacle’s cells membranes, causing them to animate.
Just a Gimmick?
Most diners in Japan recognize the dish for what it is…a gimmick. After the diner plays with their food, and the squid has danced its last dance, the dish is sent back to the chef to finish being prepared.
So how much will a dancing squid set you back? Only about $24. Not bad for dinner and a show!
That’s just sick.
Absolutely sickening. How can people eat such things. What a pity !
When GOD has given us so many better options how and why
do people do such stupid things.
…It’s dead. The head was already removed. It’s a chemical reaction, not a live thing writhing in pain. If you’re going to eat squid at all, I don’t really see a problem with this. It’s not torture, just an interesting display of a chemical reaction.
Did you know a good portion of animals eaten will do this when cooked if they are fresh? The Octopus feels nothing during this because it has no head and the head is taken so quickly they don’t realize it. The body is reacting much like a chicken’s body flops around for several minutes after the head is taken off. This is a simple chemical reaction to the salt, because they are used to salt water, that’s all. It’s no different. Many people eat many different things and if you wish to make the god argument please remember he put all animals and plants on earth for humans.
Because, like these meals, ‘GOD’ is just a fantasy of man’s imagination. Get real !
I think that’s a bit ridiculous of a statement. It’s just a scientific reaction, the squid is dead. It’s less cruel than how some companies treat the “better” options you claim. It’s been released that they kill cows with nail guns to the head, etc. Pigs are stuck into a tiny pig pen they can’t move around in and stuffed then killed. And pesticides are peppered into the vegetables you eat, along with growth chemicals.
I’d rather have a dancing squid, to be honest.
Squid is a good source of protein. Also contains Omega-3, copper, zinc, B vitamins and iodine. They ate fish in the bible, and this is pretty fucking cool. Especially since it’s so fresh, it means it’s even better for you 🙂
Remember! No one loves a bible basher 🙂
It’s already dead. It’s just the tentacles moving b/c the salt in the soysauce. -_-
Wow. That is pretty neat I never knew. I don’t eat seafood but it is interesting.
Squid is absolutely delicious and anyone who hasn’t had it is culturally deprived. I doubt anyone bothered to read that they finish cooking the squid after the soy sauce has been drizzled on it.
I know the squid is dead, but I don’t know if the microbes on and in it are dead. I haven’t been able to eat sashimi since I took a biology class from a parasitologist who LOVED talking about all the worms, amoebas, and such that live on uncooked food.
I actually saw a video of some severed frog’s legs doing the same thing. Someone sprinkled salt on them and they started twitching and kicking.
Mmmppphhhlllllaaaarrrrrrbbbb…. I’m gonna go throw up now!