Dancing squid bowl - Japanese for fresh entertainment
Can food be too fresh?
This Japanese seafood dish is called “Odori-Don” and consists of salmon,
seaweed and caviar - topped off with squid. The squid is recently dead, and when
soy sauce is applied to the squid, its neurons are activated, causing it to wiggle and dance.
This is done to show how fresh it is at the table as a sign of luxury.
Japanese don’t consider this inhumane or cruel (as perhaps Westerners
would assume), but it’s far more interesting than a twitching slab of cow.