Food That Is Still Alive
Forget raw food like sushi. How would you like to be served food that is still alive? In Japan, you can order a meal that is still breathing, or that can literally start crawling.
Ikizukuri, or Ikizukuri means “prepared alive”. The fish is “prepared with only three knife cuts by the chef. They are usually presented with the head still whole so that customers are able to see the continuing gill movements.” So basically, the meat is cut from the body, with the heart still beating and the fish is still alive and breathing, barely. The sashimi dish can also be prepared with live octopus, shrimp and lobster. The animal is served alive with cuts of its own flesh on top. Bon Appetit!
Oh Japan. What a country!