Dancing squid bowl dish in Hakodate


A seafood bowl I ate in Hakodate in Hokkaido, Japan. It had salmon roe and seaweed and some other things, with the highlight being the “dancing” squid on top.

Dancing squid dishes seem to be at many restaurants in Hakodate, but this particular one may have been the only one with this bowl set. The place was located in the seafood restaurant arcade across the parking lot from Hakodate Station if anyone is interested.

Edit: I added some information in a reply comment but it’s now buried somewhere. The basic idea behind the sodium in the soy sauce causing the legs to move has been covered in the comments, but there’s still some question as to whether or not it’s officially “dead” at the time of serving. The brain is probably still in the body, but a significant part of its nervous system, the giant axon, I believe extends into the mantle, which has been cut. I’m not an expert on squids so I can’t really come to a definite conclusion about that.
As you can see in the beginning, it’s not moving at all when it’s brought out so I assume that signals around the body have stopped, whereas a fresh intact squid out of water would constantly move around. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s “dead” but it seems to me that it’s at least incapacitated.

Here’s an explanation of a similar occurrence using frog legs:

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  1. kaiokendo says

    Alcalines right???

  2. 1ヵ月前・4日前・2年前・3週間前 says


  3. Static105 says

    Why on earth would this be appetizing to anyone. I get it's dead but jesus christ.

  4. Conor Mcgregor says

    When you are dead but your favorite song plays

  5. Mλrcus Fenix says

    O my god, I hate Octopus.

  6. WRX BMW says

    I like when it is dancing

  7. Nicholas says

    The dislikes are from the squids

  8. Clown malk :p says

    Aw.poor “octopus.”?

  9. Yael Murillo says

    My boy is getting lost in the sauce

  10. Shuichi Saihara says

    fun fact: if you put salt on a human muscle after it’s dead it will start cramping up! similar to the squid in this video

  11. Rut Polines says

    Que crueldad

  12. Hassan ABDOU says

    Hello, i would like to use your video. I don't know how to contact you. Regards,

  13. የሰባተኛው ሉል መኖር የሚያበራ ነው says

    Me on my funeral when they start talking about the USS Liberty incident

  14. GUMBOOTS9 says

    Think I'll pass on that ?

  15. Hindustani says

    cut in pieces

  16. Da_KillaBoiii says

    Japan has went too far in the future

  17. iiJason124 says

    i love watching the corpse of my food dance before i eat it, it really builds up an appetite

  18. Paul Collier says

    No wonder we've got things like coronavirus…what's wrong with fish fingers?!

  19. Rafardhan Bill cipher says

    I like how is dancing ?

  20. Juan carlos Madrid says

    That is very sad and very inhuman, is not dancing is burning!!!

  21. Da Who says


  22. Edgaras Cirvinskas says

    For a 9 year old video this is great quality

  23. Reflexlwd says

    The best part about this whole video is the comment section.

  24. Feng says

    the rice underneath is done for though. too much soy sauce

  25. Holl Keye says


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