Don’t ask me why, but I’ve been researching Japanese foods for the past half hour. It started because I was interested in how they make soy sauce. No idea why. It’s funny – the ones that brew it, like Kikkoman and Yamasa just totally look down on those that don’t. Their language is so condescending it’s funny.
Anyway, you know ebi is a boiled and vinegared prawn. Amaebi is eaten raw – at Miyake and other places, they also serve the fried heads with it. But anyway, there’s another version called odori which is eaten raw while it is still alive.