I found this appetite destroying video ages ago and thankfully forgot about it. Now I’ve remembered again I desperately want to re-forget. To share my distress around like a shower of germs, I thought I’d pop it up here for you to regret watching too.
The clip features a dish called odori-don which is a bit of a delicacy in Japan. It’s a cuttlefish dish, which isn’t surprising in itself, although I’ve not had the pleasure of trying cuttlefish personally; from looking at it I imagine it tastes a bit like squid. I’ve watched a video of someone eating this “delicacy” and when the guy tucks into it and tries to bite off a tentacle it’s clear the texture is probably even more rubbery than squid if you can imagine such a thing.
Before serving they pour soy sauce on this fishy corpse which reacts with the cuttlefish’s nervous system. The sodium in the sauce triggers a muscular response thanks to residual ATP (the molecule that gives cells their energy) still in the muscles. This reaction causes it to do a little impromptu zombie dance straight from the grave. Quite, quite horrible. Here: