Aug 28, 2023
Eating live animals is not an unusual practice in many places of the world. Let's check out the list:
In Seoul, South Korea, 'sannakji' is a dish where a live octopus is cut into small pieces and served with its tentacles still squirming, sucking, and grasping on the plate.
They may not look too appetizing given their spiny exteriors, but they are prized around the world for their fishy-flavored roe and flesh.
In Japan, 'ikizukuri' is known as the preparation of sashimi from living fish and is considered a delicacy for being the freshest meat possible. In China, another dish involving live fish is popular, known as the 'yin yang fish.'
Found widely across the world, oysters are commonly eaten raw, but what many do not know, still living.
The widely renowned Danish restaurant, Noma, has used live ants in many of its famous dishes.
'Drunken shrimp' is a popular dish in some regions of China where living shrimp are served in a bowl, still jumping around.
A dish that originated in Japan, 'frog sashimi', most of the frog is served dead (and raw), but the meal begins by eating the frog's fresh, still-beating heart.
Many larvae, the immature forms of insects, are safe for consumption, though not always alive or even raw.
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