You probably have seen countless videos of this South Korean practice of eating octopus alive. They are plucked from a tank of water and taken directly to the table and are dropped onto a plate with sesame oil and sometimes torn up sheets of paper thin seaweed and left to twitch and writhe around. Why eat live octopus?
Well according to South Koreans, the sensation of tiny suckers on the inside of your mouth is far more sensuous and pleasing than the actual taste and texture of the octopus.
Some views claim that "It's not cruelty, it's food. All food that was once an animal had to die at one point." Others however find it simply distasteful, saying "that is kinda gross"