Some people do not eat lobster because they cook live. If you cook them, when the animal is already dead, it could be life-threatening, because the bacteria are spread much faster than thought possible.
Despite what many claim that due to the method of preparation (they are placed in a pot that is slowly heated to boiling water) arthropods allegedly did not feel pain, it really is a question of trust the chef.
However, when the animal that you are going to eat, still alive, it is a different story. Here are ten examples of dishes, which include live animals.
sannakji - a dish that is served in Korea, and that is probably the best known in this list. As a rule, it is charged with sesame seeds and sesame oil, and its main component is sannakji nakzhi - a small octopus.
Usually it live, cut off the tentacles, and immediately served to the client, sometimes the animal is fed entirely.
Shrimp can be immersed in an alcoholic drink, it is drunk, and it becomes easier to eat. She dies only when it begin to chew. This dish will cost you quite expensive in the restaurant, because the shrimp to be alive, it must be prepared very quickly and efficiently, and that the strength is not any cook.
7. Drunken shrimp
Drunken shrimp are similar to the previous dish, however, is still there is a small difference. Firstly, the dish comes from China and not from Japan, and they are not always served in a living form. But when they are served live, this is done in the cup with a special Baijiu drink, wherein the alcohol content from 40 to 60 percent.
Another difference is that the main ingredient of this dish are adult shrimps. In addition, another difference is that Chinese food shrimp "more active".
She jumps, trying to escape, so a gourmet must catch it and quickly deal until shrimp are not escaped. It can even continue to move after already swallowed. This occurs if the process was not thorough chewing. Very charming.
6. Salad with ants
Noma, originally opened in Copenhagen (recently its "branches" were opened all over the world), has a reputation as the best restaurant in the world has for the past three years, it is not surprising that it affects their visitors innovative ideas.
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately?), One of these ideas is a salad with live ants. They serve a special salad, which is teeming with ants chilled. The cold makes them move more slowly, and is claimed to have insect lemon.
However, chilled or not, but the fact remains that before you ants that crawl over your salad. Many folk eat insects, but few of them are ready to eat salad with ants for $ 300.
5. Cheese Kazu Marz
Cheese Kazu Marzieh - a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese. Milk - it's not an animal, so it gets interesting: what animals eat in this case? The answer is shocking: the larvae.
Cheese stand up to the stage, which some have called the stage of decomposition. Cheese fly larvae (Piophila Casei) «help» to get into the cheese, to destroy his fat basis. They begin to eat the cheese, making it soft and allowing the liquid seeping through it, known as Lagrima (tear).
Although some people get rid of the larvae before they eat a piece of cheese, many people are not confused. Here are tips to close my eyes because the larvae can start jumping in an attempt to escape.
4. The frog sashimi
This dish is a relatively well-known. Until someone from the visitors of an institution does not order his sashimi frog animal calm "live" in the kitchen itself. Once the order arrives, it gutted and cut spread on cold dishes. Meat for sashimi is removed, cut, and the rest of the frog stew simmered soup.
Some restaurants offer their visitors to observe how the process of cooking, however, is not so much wanting is to use this service. Among other things, it is worth noting that the least important component of food is the beating heart of a frog.
Regardless of taste, of course, in this there is something crazy.
It is also one of the types of sashimi, which means "made alive." This fish dish. As a rule, the restaurants offering a sashimi, is an aquarium with a variety of fish species, of which the customer can choose any he liked.
However, by itself, preparing meals has gone much further cruelty compared with cooking lobster.
When the fish is selected, the chef starts her gut and delivers almost immediately. Aerobatics in this case is that the cook carefully cuts a few pieces, but the fish itself at the same time remains relatively untouched.
And cut it so that people eating slices of sashimi, seen as the heart works fishes, and how she moves her mouth while he eats.
On the one hand it may seem kind of provocation or an attempt to get people to become vegetarians.
2. Yin Yan
Surely each of us is familiar with the concept of "yin and yang," which in this context means "living and dead fish." This dish is very similar to the previous one, but with one major difference.
While ikizukuri chopped, cut and fed live fish, "participating" in this dish completely fried in deep fat, except for the still-functioning head.
Served with sweet and sour sauce, fish, while alive, and her head keeps moving. She cooked very quickly but with great care not to damage the internal organs, so the fish is still alive even for half an hour after cooking.
The reason why these dishes have become alive to be popular is the fact that the restaurants are everywhere began to brag about how their food is fresh.
In recent years, this dish is a lot of controversy, but it is still popular among many people.
Perhaps, this is the least extreme point in this list, because most people who eat oysters do not even know that they consume them alive (this is true, because of their appearance is extremely difficult to understand it).
Oysters are usually served alive, because their taste death deteriorating at an incredible rate. It should be noted that even when their shells opened, they can survive for a long period of time.
Only when their flesh separated from the shell, they begin to die, that is why they seemed to suck from the shells before eating. Thus, despite the fact that mean it's not extreme, and all ye need to know that they are alive, as long as you have not started to eat them.
I'm sure many are not aware of this fact, and many will think twice the next time, if they want to eat oysters again or not.