Watch As An Eel Wriggles On Grill As It’s Being Cooked
Watch as this eel wriggles like it’s alive when put on the grill, it’s quite disgusting. But before anyone gets their panties all in a bunch, it’s quite dead, I can assure you, it’s been skinned and it has no head. Apparently, in Seoul Korea this is the dish of the day. I realize that there are certain foods that you or I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole, but folks in Asia love this kind of stuff. While in Bangkok Thailand, I never saw this, but if I did, I would have given it a pass you can be sure. I make it a practice to not eat things that squirm (like our dear friend below), or any kind of bugs.
The video has rapidly gone viral online, horrifying many. If you look closely, you will see that the eel is in fact dead already and its nerves are stimulating the muscles as a reflex reaction to the heat.
Wikipedia has this to say regarding Eels as food:
“Freshwater eels (unagi) and marine eels (anago, conger eel) are commonly used in Japanese cuisine; foods such as unadon and unajuu are popular but expensive. Eels are also very popular in Chinese cuisine and are prepared in many different ways. Hong Kong eel prices have often reached 1000 HKD per kilogram and once exceeded 5000 HKD per kilogram. Eel is also popular in Korean cuisine and is seen as a source of stamina for men. The European eel and other freshwater eels are eaten in Europe, the United States, and other places. Traditional east London foods are jellied eels and pie and mash, although their demand has significantly declined since World War II. In Italian cuisine eels from the Valli di Comacchio, a swampy zone along the Adriatic coast, are specially prized along with freshwater eels of Bolsena Lake.”