Another Interesting Stumble… Sashimi Anyone?
If you are wondering why I am posting this random stumbled instead of a review… the answer to that is that I’m too tired to write up a review today. =P
Instead, I thought that this might interest you guys instead.
Warning: The above video contains…graphical imagery.
Alright, so we all know that Japanese people love their sashimi, and whilst I’ve had my fair share of interesting food produce stuffed in my face, I have to say that this video made me feel kinda sick.
I love to eat frog legs cooked in a claypot with a nice sauce to go along with it, but damn this was so disturbing.
We’ve all learned about muscle spasms and what not, but I honestly do not want to have a frog jumping around on my plate and blinking away at me whilst I am busy devouring it’s flesh.
Where I can understand why someone would want to eat frog sashimi, what I can’t understand is why they would like to have it’s head served on a platter whilst it’s still alive. Maybe its just a cultural thing since I am perfectly fine with having a roasted pig’s head staring at me whilst I am busy chomping away at it’s lovely deep fried skin, but having a slimey and “not-the-prettiest-creature-in-my-books” moving on the plate just made my stomach churn.
Or perhaps its that slow and soothing piece of audio that is playing that is making the video all that more harder to watch due to how contradicting it is to the actual content in my mind.
Having grown up in Singapore, I know that I am sanitized to the whole idea of having the produce hanging from the storefronts in it’s entirety. But what I’ve realised after having lived in Australia for the past few years is that the friends that I’ve made are all pretty turned off by the idea of seeing the animal that they are about to consume. They would rather see a dish and forget about the animal.
My point is, this got me wondering about what everyone’s opinion is on food and what’s visually acceptable.
My question to you is:
What’s the worse raw ingredient that you’ve eaten, where do you draw the line, and what’s your opinion on seeing the whole animal before you consume it (dead or alive)?
My answer to the first question is… although I no longer find this dish particular bad since I actually like it, I know that my friends thinks that it’s gross that I enjoy eating Shirako.
For those of you who are wondering what Shirako is, Shirako is essentially fish milt. The guys all feel like running away when I try convincing them to give it a go but… hey, if one is willing to eat fish eggs, I see not much of a difference between the two. =P
I definitely draw the line at eating live frogs though, perhaps it just the way the creature looks, but I think I just don’t have a strong enough stomach to see a live object moving infront of me one moment and on my plate the next.
What about you?
P.S: Let me know if you guys enjoy these type of random posts. =) I felt that it might be nice to change things up a bit once in awhile.
P.P.S:I will try to get a review out tomorrow! And look forward to some news about the blog later in the week.