Every country has its own share of dishes that non-locals would find scary or disgusting to eat. Us locals dont exactly blame them; I couldnt even eat some of OUR native dishes. Now Im planning to go to Japan soon and Im not so sure I can work up the courage and the stomach to try these specialties. But thats just me. True food adventurers wouldnt hesitate to sample these and live to tell the tale.
1. Dancing Squid Bowl Dish (Odori-don)
Soy sauce is poured on the squid to make it move, giving the illusion of bringing the dead thing back to life (yes, it IS dead). The traditional way of serving this is that the head of the squid is cut into small slices for sashimi and the rest will be served as a side plate once the squid finishes its dance.