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Dancing squid bowl: Could you eat this? (Yes, it's what you think and yes, there's a video)
The Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | July 22, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 07/22/2011 11:58:52 PM PDT by Stoat

TAKE one squid, cut off its head and watch the rest dance on a bed of rice and salmon roe. Eat. Or not.

This Japanese delicacy known as odori-don or “dancing squid rice bowl” is a variation on traditional squid sashimi and uses soy sauce to create the disturbing illusion of bringing a dead squid back to life.

YouTube user Richard Fan shot the above video on a visit to Hokkaido’s Ikkatei Tabiji restaurant and explains that sodium in the soy causes neurons to fire, making the muscles twitch.

The dish comes with the head cut into small sashimi slices and the rest joins as a side plate once the “performance” is complete.

Mr Fan said the squid was completely motionless before the sauce was poured on and was definitely “dead at the time of serving”.

This controversial method of preparing sashimi while it’s still alive is known as ikizukuri, and is banned in Australia.

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(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bowl; dancing; dancingsquid; food; japan; squid
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I'd recommend that you don't view the video at the page link if you have squeamish tendencies.  It's.....wild.

According to a poster in the 'comments' area of the Herald Sun page, the head of the squid is sliced into small pieces while it's still alive and this is why this method of preparation is banned in Australia.

 

 

1 posted on 07/22/2011 11:58:59 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows; HungarianGypsy

“Suddenly, I don’t feel hungry anymore” ping.


2 posted on 07/23/2011 12:00:04 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

In Korea there are places where you can eat a small live octopus, usually done in one bite I think.


3 posted on 07/23/2011 12:10:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL
In Korea there are places where you can eat a small live octopus, usually done in one bite I think.

 

Wow. Knowing that it's still alive for a while in my stomach before it dies from the gastric juices would make me think of the movie "Alien".

It's interesting, what different cultures consider acceptable or not to eat.  I'll stick with bacon, steak & whisky though, thanks very much ;-)

4 posted on 07/23/2011 12:20:35 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Reminds me of those old high school experiments with frogs’ legs and electrodes.


5 posted on 07/23/2011 12:20:39 AM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: tanuki

Yes, there’s a video of fresh frogs’ legs being stimulated by salt below the ‘dancing squid’ video at the Herald Sun page. I hadn’t seen it done that way before.


6 posted on 07/23/2011 12:23:22 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

All I can say is - no wonder they say the Orientals are masters at torture :-)


7 posted on 07/23/2011 12:26:30 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: tanuki; Stoat

When my Son was a wee lad of 5, we went to a “Classic” restaurant that had no kiddie menu.

After hearing all the selections he decided on frog legs.
When they arrived he tucked into them with gusto!
But with each successive bite he slowed and lost enthusiasm.

Finally he broke into tears.
I said “what’s wrong?”

He declared...”It...Tastes...Like...Frog!!!”


8 posted on 07/23/2011 12:29:31 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: GeronL

The octopus scene from the Korean film "Old Boy": most disturbing part of the movie, and it was 100% real.

9 posted on 07/23/2011 12:30:14 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: eclecticEel

I kind of liked that movie. lol.

Koreans have a thing with not so happy endings.

See “Mother” as an example


10 posted on 07/23/2011 12:31:45 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Stoat

wiggle wiggle


11 posted on 07/23/2011 12:32:21 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL
See “Mother” as an example

I'll check it out.

12 posted on 07/23/2011 12:34:42 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: GeronL
See “Mother” as an example

Is this the film you're referring to?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216496/

13 posted on 07/23/2011 12:47:52 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat
Yeah uh no. I'll eat it when it stops moving and is cooked. No problem cooking it, that sadistic asian thing really interferes with our trade.
14 posted on 07/23/2011 12:51:37 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Stoat

If you ever go to China, try drunken shrimp. A bowl of live shrimp slowly drowning in a strong alcohol broth. Nothing like live shrimp to eat!

Not that I ever did - I prefer my food to at least be dead...


15 posted on 07/23/2011 12:54:15 AM PDT by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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To: FromTheSidelines

That sounds very much like a now-illegal French dish involving a small, live bird which is forced to drink something alcoholic, brandy I believe. Not something that I’d want to order at a restaurant anyhow.


16 posted on 07/23/2011 1:00:34 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: FromTheSidelines

This is also done with lobster.

They rip the tail from a live lobster, cut the tail meat for sashimi, put it back in the shell and reattach the tail to the lobster downside up.

The tail shell becomes the bowl and the carapace is still alive and part of the meals decor.


17 posted on 07/23/2011 1:04:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law)
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To: Stoat

“I never liked Mother”.

“That’s strange, you’ve had two helpings”.

(”Bob and Tom Radio”)


18 posted on 07/23/2011 1:06:04 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: tdscpa

Dinner guest: “I really don’t like your neighbors.”

Jeffrey Dahmer: “Then push them aside and just eat the vegetables.”

(Rimshot)


19 posted on 07/23/2011 1:14:54 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Stoat

Hasn’t anyone ever heard a raw oyster scream “oh noooo!” when it slides down your throat? :)


20 posted on 07/23/2011 1:21:48 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Stoat

and they consider us the barbarians.


21 posted on 07/23/2011 1:23:58 AM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: Stoat

That’s a little too intense for me!


22 posted on 07/23/2011 1:30:32 AM PDT by thecabal (Redeem your mind from the hockshops of authority.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

No, but I’ve seen clam on the half shell curl slightly from lemon juice right before I’ve slurped them.


23 posted on 07/23/2011 1:37:10 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Never heard one scream, but had to get 3 sheets to the wind to get the first one down....it was tasty and caught that very morning in the Chesapeake bay. The oysterman sat in the back yard and shucked them for a party my niece’s after wedding reception party after the reception for about 50 people. They were really good, the juice in the shell was delicious...
24 posted on 07/23/2011 1:50:31 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Stoat

Oh. I thought it was going to be a talent contest, like “America’s Next Great Cephalopod.”


25 posted on 07/23/2011 2:02:14 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down!)
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To: Stoat

Just bring me a PB & J and a glass of milk.


26 posted on 07/23/2011 2:35:35 AM PDT by Misterioso (Atlas Shrugged isn't a prophecy--it's an autopsy.)
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To: Stoat
That is NOT the way to play with your food.
27 posted on 07/23/2011 3:51:49 AM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: RC one

I must be a Buddhist at heart, because I can’t stand the thought of cruelty to any creature on God’s earth. Sure, I’ll swat a fly, but I would never torture it or cause it to die a slow painful death. And yes, I know the squid was quickly killed by having its head removed, but how do we know the body is not still feeling the pain, or the head feeling phantom pain? People have really strange ideas about what they consider funny.


28 posted on 07/23/2011 4:08:31 AM PDT by giotto
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To: Stoat

calamari! Yummy!


29 posted on 07/23/2011 4:31:11 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Stoat
Wow. Knowing that it's still alive for a while in my stomach before it dies from the gastric juices would make me think of the movie "Alien".

It would make me think of the Sarlacc from Star Wars! I would never eat an alive animal -- it's wayy too cruel..

30 posted on 07/23/2011 4:32:08 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Stoat

which french dish is that?


31 posted on 07/23/2011 4:39:55 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

good point. But I wouldn’t eat live oyster either.


32 posted on 07/23/2011 4:40:56 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: giotto
the most extreme are Jains who do not eat any animal products -- forget about meat, but no fish or eggs either. -- buddha got a lot of his ideas from Mahavira, who preceded him by 200 years, I think
33 posted on 07/23/2011 4:43:34 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Stoat

Uh, I should have taken your advice.


34 posted on 07/23/2011 4:46:05 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“Hasn’t anyone ever heard a raw oyster scream “oh noooo!” when it slides down your throat? :)”

“When it comes to eating oysters, nothing is slicker, nothing is moister... ...That’s why I like my oysters fried, then I know my oyster’s died.” author unknown


35 posted on 07/23/2011 4:49:31 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: Stoat

36 posted on 07/23/2011 4:50:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Stoat

I tried calamari..once. Didn’t like the texture, smell, taste.

Think I’ll pass on this ‘delight’.


37 posted on 07/23/2011 5:02:21 AM PDT by Vinnie
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I must be a Buddhist at heart, because I can’t stand the thought of cruelty to any creature on God’s earth.

I'm with you on that one. Some extreme criminals excluded.

38 posted on 07/23/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Stoat
I ate squid sushi once it was the only time ever almost tossed my cookies eating something

Gross is beyond description

39 posted on 07/23/2011 5:08:47 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Stoat

“a small live bird”

IIRC, that French delicacy is an “ortolan”, smaller than a sparrow, and eaten whole while one wears a napkin over one’s head. Not for this Yank, thanks.

Anyway, this thread kind of trumps all those jokes about rare steak (”cook just enough to get rid of the moo, then have to kind of chase it off the plate”). All kinds of raw moving food.

BTW, squeezing lemon juice over a shucked clam and seeing it move merely guarantees freshness. Not the same as those yukky Asian dancing whatevers.


40 posted on 07/23/2011 5:11:33 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Stoat

Sashimi is great, but when it comes to squid, I prefer Szechuan-style spicy fried with minced hot pepper.

Unfortunately, I’m a day’s drive from Vancouver.


41 posted on 07/23/2011 5:43:20 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: giotto

I agree 1000%.


42 posted on 07/23/2011 5:48:37 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Stoat

And if the squid came from the waters off the reactor in the tsunami, not only will it “dance” but it will “glow in the dark”


43 posted on 07/23/2011 5:53:16 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: giotto
And yes, I know the squid was quickly killed by having its head removed, but how do we know the body is not still feeling the pain, or the head feeling phantom pain?

I would not worry too much about the body still feeling pain; perception of pain is modulated through the brain.

Chopping up the head while it is still alive, though... I don't know. I don't remember how large the squid brain is, or where it is, but if it is not destroyed rapidly by the act of cutting, then there is a potential of suffering.

44 posted on 07/23/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Stoat

I don’t eat bait.


45 posted on 07/23/2011 8:39:41 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: mylife

LOL! Oh well, live and learn....


46 posted on 07/23/2011 12:38:45 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: elcid1970
IIRC, that French delicacy is an “ortolan”, smaller than a sparrow, and eaten whole while one wears a napkin over one’s head.

Ah. The Ortolan Bunting. Francois Mitterrand's last, and highly illegal, meal.

Ortolans are an endangered species. A tiny songbird about the size of your thumb.

My introduction to them was in an Anthony Bourdain book, in which he and a few famous chefs were invited to dine (illegally) on Ortolan in the company of another famous chef in New York.

According to this NPR audio bite and transcript, Ortolan is prepared by drowning it alive in Armagnac. It is then cooked, plucked, and then served whole, and eaten bones, head, and all.

"People typically will eat it under a white napkin. And part of it is to create a little capsule for yourself so that all of the aromas and tastes are captured in the space before you. But also people traditionally ate beneath the cloth napkin because they didn't want to have God see them eating these little songbirds."

After Mitterrand ate his Ortolan, he didn't have anything else to eat for the remaining ten days of his life.

47 posted on 07/23/2011 4:43:26 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Stoat

Riker ate something like that with Klingons once. Gagh?


48 posted on 07/23/2011 5:12:59 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Stoat

That’s just made of awesome.


49 posted on 07/23/2011 5:15:18 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Scoutmaster

I first heard of Anthony Bourdain when he did a culinary travelogue of Uzbekistan, where I was deployed 2003-04. I only got to travel outside our compound in Karshi-Khanabad twice, to the ancient city of Samarqand. He sampled the food, attended an Uzbek wedding, and made the point that the further Uzbekistan goes from its secular Soviet days, the closer it moves toward Islamicization.

The lovely young Uzbek women I spoke with didn’t give a rip about Islam and dressed accordingly for the 100 plus degree weather; midriff-baring tops were not uncommon. They regarded Afghans as primitive woman-hating savages.

Turns out they were right. Been that way for centuries.


50 posted on 07/23/2011 7:12:57 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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