One of our biggest fears eating raw food from a restaurant is that it’s so raw, there’s life left inside. Ever since we saw that footage of an eel coming to life, we now have to take a beat when we’re about to go in on some “fresh” seafood.
Imagine the surprise of these diners when they discovered their sushi was still alive.
SoraNews reports that patrons of a Sushiro, a conveyor belt sushi location in Japan, were shocked to find that one of their pieces of hokkigai (surf clam) sushi was still wiggling around. You can see in here in the video exactly how fresh their food was.
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What’s ironic is this particular chain is known for their inexpensive sushi — leading customers to occasionally complain about the quality of the seafood.
The viral video garnered more than four million views, sparking up a discussion on whether the food was actually fresh or if the movement was simply a failure to follow proper sushi preparation techniques resulting in reactions from surviving nerves.
Now, unless you’re Marc Singer’s The Beastmaster, there really isn’t any way to tell for sure. The diner who posted the video did, however, eat the sushi and claimed it was delicious. Bold move.