Playing With My Food

How many times have your mom told you not to play with your food? Well, she may change her mind if she saw what I had for dinner. Either that or she’ll faint. Some will no doubt use the following video as proof that I am the root of all evil. Not only do I slay baby pandas, but I also torment poor helpless lobsters by showing them what their insides looks like.

The lobster is served raw. Well, the tail is served raw. They separate the lobster between the head and tail, cut up the tail meat and serve it to you while the lobster is still alive (no doubt wondering where its tail is). This proves to the dinners that the lobster is fresh.

After you consume the raw tail (which is really good), they take the lobster away and fry it so you can go after the claw meat.

After finishing that, they take it away one more time and use its skeleton as the flavor based for a soup.

Nothing goes to waste! 😈

The Last Thing The Lobster Saw


Thanks to Ilker for the Photochop.

123 thoughts on “Playing With My Food”

  1. Ed Lau says:


    1. ilker says:

      Poor thingy.. πŸ˜₯

      1. It’s still alive?!?! 😯

        1. John Chow says:

          Yes it was still alive. That’s the best way to enjoy lobsters. 😈

          1. Jonix says:

            my god! Never eated a “live” lobster, allways boiled.

          2. ilker says:

            You wouldn’t “enjoy” it, if this was the last thing you saw!

          3. Ed Lau says:

            Lobster sashimi, when prepared properly, is amazing. It’s especially good if the lobster is still somewhat alive like in this video. Sooo fresh…

          4. ‘Live’ animals are the freshest, one may say. *evil grins.

          5. Michael Kwan says:

            Lobster sashimi is absolutely delectable. It can also be quite expensive.

          6. Stuart says:

            That looks so sad, must’ve been tasty though. I’ve never had lobster.

        2. ilker says:

          Doesn’t look dead to me.. πŸ™

          1. More like “dying”

          2. Ashish Mohta says:

            Man I would have got scared as i am not used to live food πŸ˜†

  2. Shawn Knight says:

    Well, at least you know the food was fresh… πŸ˜†

    1. Matthew says:

      lol a little too fresh

    2. In asian countries, most seafood animals are brought to the customers for ‘inspection’ to ensure that they are fresh, lively and kicking before they consume them. That was the way to show that they were ‘fresh’.

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Not just Asian countries. Here in Vancouver, if you go to a Chinese restaurant and order live king crab, crab, lobster, etc., they’ll typically bring it to you fresh from the tank for inspection.

      2. Stuart says:

        The color of the meat should show how fresh it is,the pinker the better.

  3. ilker says:

    WOAA! Its moving 😯

    1. Well, I they do boil lobsters before serving you. I guess we just got to see it die this time.

      1. Jonix says:

        It’s like the CSI Guys doing autopsy

      2. John Chow says:

        The lobster is served raw. Well, tail is served raw. They separate the lobster between the head and tail, cut up the tail meat and serve it to you while the lobster is still alive (no doubt wondering where his tail is). This proves to the dinners that the lobster is fresh.

        After you consume the raw tail (which is really good), they take the lobster away and fry him so you can go after the claw meat.

        After finishing that, they take it away one more time and use its skeleton as the flavor based for a soup.

        Nothing goes to waste! 😈

        1. Jonix says:

          Poor lobster 😐 It’s like one time that i saw killing a turkey. They cut his head, and the turkey run for a few meters without the head. Very very creapy! 😯

          1. Michael Kwan says:

            The only difference is that you watch it die. If you order any kind of animal for dinner, it *was* alive at some point.

        2. ilker says:

          Nothing goes to waste?? 😯

          The only thing you didn’t eat was the shell!

          1. Matthew says:

            they prolly put that in there somewhere too

          2. Michael Kwan says:

            I think John mentioned that they use the shell for soup. It adds flavour. (yes, with a U)

          3. Stuart says:

            True, like a ham bone, you use the bone/skeleton which has saturated flavor within it.

        3. derrich says:

          I’ve eaten a fish like that at a Chinese restaurant. When they brought it out, it was cooked but still “breathing”. Needless to say, that freaked me out. It was very tasty though. πŸ˜›

        4. Jeff Kee says:

          A lot of asian cultures love to serve fish and such live on the plate. It has to be moving. I’ve experienced those many times and I love it.

  4. Jack says:

    You are a sick man John Chow. 😎 Hehe.

    1. Jonix says:

      lol lol lol, must agree with that jack πŸ˜€

  5. Jonix says:

    Is the head alive??? Geeee! This one is really freaky!! πŸ˜€

    1. ilker says:

      I couldn’t sleep at night because John was eating a LIVE lobster.. for REAL!! πŸ‘Ώ

      1. Ed Lau says:

        Then you seriously don’t want me to tell you the other stories of how John is an evil, evil man.

        1. As a member of the Clan of Evil, I’d like to hear some stories!

          Oh yeah, πŸ‘Ώ

  6. says:

    That is just crazy.

  7. Bert says:

    I don’t mind people eating lobster, but it has to be done with respect to the animal. You fail in this completely.
    good bye jon

    1. John Chow says:

      How do you respect a lobster? Do you say sorry before putting it the boiling pot of water? I doubt the lobster care whether you respect it or not. πŸ‘Ώ

      1. Right!

        Do you think the cow that has become your hamburger, was killed respectfully in the slaughter house?!?!

      2. You respect any food by not messing about with it too much. In this case that doesn’t apply. Not wasting food is also respect, and you didn’t waste any of this.
        I do, however, find this deeply unappealing.

    2. Ed Lau says:

      That’s just ridiculous. Animals are here for our consumption. That and the lobster is most likely dead but is still twitching since it was freshly prepared.

      Delicious, delicious animals…

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Agreed. The lobster is already dead, fundamentally.

    3. Carl says:


      1. Jeff Kee says:

        May I point out that Lobsters don’t have feelings because their nervous system is not as developed?

        Any animal that is primitive enough to survive while having its flesh hacked out is not advanced enough to feel disrespected, or feel pain or agony. They simply consist of reflexes through hormones and signals. There’s nothing to respect.

        Oh, all the things people to do feel self-righteous.. animal rights, SPCA.. gahhh. There are people starving out there, damn it.

      2. Ed Lau says:

        lol…cry more, noob.

    4. Jeff Kee says:

      Dude you’re an idiot. It’s a lobster. How is it any less respectful if you eat it live??? You must be one of those uppity-dippity rich white people who try to feel self-righteous by donating money to the SPCA eh? Get your head out of your ass.

  8. ilker says:

    I wonder if I could attach an image in the comments.. lets try!


    1. ilker says:

      Hmm… I guess not! Well, see the photo here taken from a spy cam before John ate the lobster ❗ ❗ ❗

    2. Eww.. It had to see its ‘tormentor’ before its last few moments. It would have to be eaten by another tormentor other than John, anyway.

  9. Michael Kwan says:

    I’ve had something similar before: lobster sashimi. Nothing cooked whatsoever, I just got a lobster than had been cut up. The feelers and eyes were still moving when it got to the table.

    1. I had ate ‘live’ frogs before. They were still squeaming when we put them in the pot. Hate to be disgusting to say this, anyone tried dipping half of the bodies of live prawns into hot water and seeing only half the colour change for them? Eww..

      1. Now that seems a little excessive!

      2. Ed Lau says:

        Fresh prawn sashimi is much the same. The prawns are cleaned and shelled but still…moving a bit. They’re delicious and incredibly fresh tasting like that.

  10. derrich says:

    😯 If that was the last thing I saw… 😯


  11. I was so worried the OhMiBod was goign to make an appearance in this post “Playing with My Food”. Thank God it didn’t.

    1. Haha.. you meant to say that the lobsters would have been the ones being ‘vibrated’ or moving? I wouldn’t have wanted to see that, either.

  12. Kiley says:

    That is absolutely disgusting, you really do make me sick, John. Eat at a Burger King just once, damn.

    As far as your blog earnings go, I applaud you, this much can’t be denied, your hustle is immense. It’s amazing that you make as much as you make considering you talk about how much make publicly.

    I knew ReviewMe was the gonna be number one, I told my wife that no more than a quarter of the income was from Adsense, you are catering to webmasters and webmaster wannabes, they are ad blind.

    Just don’t expect me to hop on your sack like the rest of the rest of your users.

    1. Marc says:

      “you really do make me sick, John. Eat at a Burger King just once”

      I’ll bet the stuff John ate tonight is far less likely to kill/poison him than Burger King would…

      1. Aris says:

        >I’ll bet the stuff John ate tonight is far
        >less likely to kill/poison him than Burger
        >King would…

        Agree. All the carbs and fats will make a layer of glue like substance covering the inner wall of the intestine, preventing the absorption of nutrient, and putting more toxin into the body. Adding the high sugar content drink and we get a perfect ingredient for ➑ big O word.

        1. Kiley says:

          The comment really wasn’t meant in the literal sense. Posh food, I like that, well put. I’ll stick with my meat and potato meals.

    2. Eww.. It isn’t that good to have fastfood too often. Too much of fastfood makes me sick. Go for family meals, such as seafood.

      1. Very true! The artificial garbage and preservatives in fast food is way worse then fresh seafood!

        1. Yea, that is why I would usually opt to pay abit more to have ‘healthier’ alternatives. Or better still, stay home and enjoy home-cooked food.

  13. Eli says:

    I’ve never eaten lobster and I’m not sure I ever will.. Not really into the posh food really πŸ™‚

  14. skintube says:

    Yum! John, still can’t seem to click play for your embedded YouTube vids from Firefox. No problems in IE. Any others experiencing the same?

    1. Sorry to tell you this, but no. There must be an issue with your install πŸ™

      1. Marc says:

        It’s not an install issue it’s a pre-2.0 issue. Upgrade you Firefox and you’ll be all good.

        1. I have the latest Firefox and it’s a no go. I have to watch it in IE.

          1. Marc says:

            Are you sure it’s the latest in the 2.0 thread. They’re still providing updates for earlier 1.x versions so you will have the latest version in that thread. You can’t go to 2.x via an auto update, you have to go download again.

          2. Or, while in Firefox, click Help->Check for updates.

  15. skintube says:

    Btw, what Japanese restaurant is this? ❓

    1. Leif Hearne says:

      Yeah – deets please, we need to know where to go! πŸ˜‰

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      John tells me that this was in Shanghai.

      1. Shanghai?!

        I would’ve guess somewhere in Vancouver…

  16. Steve says:

    yikes, what else can I say!

  17. Marc says:

    Well wow, that’s certainly new for me. I’m a dedicated carnivore and all but man… That certainly takes it to a whole new level.

    On the bright side, I don’t eat shellfish so I won’t ever have to personally wrestle with the weirdness of this dish.

  18. I love the attacking fork picture!

    1. Me too! Bring on the Next one, please! err.. if there is any left.

  19. John Hok says:

    That’s entirely shell-less by the way. πŸ˜†

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      That’s pretty amazing.

  20. Matthew says:

    wow live huh, never done that before

  21. Oscar says:

    Eww… That looks so gross.
    Eating an animal alive surely loses my appetite.

  22. Gregg says:

    The video doesn’t seem to work for me..I can’t click the play button. Sidenote, I don’t like seafood! πŸ˜€

    1. I had the same problem in Firefox! It worked fine when I switched to internet explorer though.

      1. Can you guys watch YouTube videos on YouTube’s site?

  23. Tam Denholm says:

    I dont think i could ever eat a live animal. I personally think that animals should be killed humanely and as quick as possible. Usually with a lobster that means a very sharp point of a knife directly into the head.

    Cutting the lobster in half and have it squirm about at your table is a little sick if you ask me.

    1. Well why ever not? We have steamboat meals sometimes and we do throw live seafood into the boiling pots. Sounds sick? Not really.

    2. Ed Lau says:

      Lobsters probably actually don’t feel pain and the best way to cook them is to throw them live into a pot of boiling water.

      You people are giving these creatures feelings and personalities…like we’re eating something with human traits but the reality is, these are animals and they are here for us to eat. Whether or not we do so while they’re still alive seriously doesn’t matter.

  24. Ryan says:

    This is the evilest thing I’ve seen all day. πŸ˜›

    1. We are in a current world where humans ‘eat’ humans, anyway. *grins, anyway it is seafood. Not like it is some other ‘live’ animals.

  25. Aaron Cook says:

    I’ll pass on that one! I have one main rule when it comes to food: If it’s moving, I don’t eat it. -Except for Jello, of course.

    1. Well, what if it once moved? Now it moves, next it doesn’t. That’s Live animals for you. πŸ˜†

  26. Gary Lee says:

    Umm . . does this qualify as cruel and unusal punishment? . . . actually, check that . . now I’m craving some live lobster and am on a quest to find it in SoCal!

  27. Tyler says:

    Wow that is crazy cool! Live lobster… one day you guys will have to invite me out so I can try all these cool things. I feel so deprived!

    1. Jeff Kee says:

      I’ve had a fish served to me live once. They cut the head/tail, and gut it.

      THe mid-section, where all the flesh is, is hacked and cut into nice thin strips of sashimi.

      The fish head is still alive, and the gill will flap, and its eyes will move.

      It’s so fresh and good.

  28. Cody says:

    Wow…this “cruel” image and not a negative comment until Bert…I LOVE IT!

    And where do you find this? I wanna try it someday!

  29. How would one like to be ‘boiled’ alive? If the lobster had a voice, it would have probably screamed the entire place down! Besides the point, it sure looks yummy!

    1. ilker says:

      Yeah I heard if you boil a lobster live, then it starts screaming! πŸ™

      1. Actually, I think that’s myth…

      2. I did not notice their vocal chords in the first place. πŸ™‚ Who would be left at the table if it did?

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      Alternatively, if you put it water that is a temperature that is “comfortable” for the lobster and slowly increase the temperature to boiling, the lobster will not struggle at all. It’s the sudden change in temperature that puts it on alert.

  30. Scott Howard says:

    Where is this place at?

  31. HMTKSteve says:

    The picture of you holding the fork looks like you are doing an impression of Wolverine!

  32. Jason says:

    Ewww … no offense John, but I really don’t think I could eat an animal while watching it die.

    I guess I’m just not evil enough 😈

  33. Jez says:

    I think thats a bit cruel, do they move around much after being cut open?

    1. Jez says:

      I agree to a point, but buying meat with a bar code on it makes it a bit too easy, seeing the reality of it may make you eat less, though not in Johns case obviously 😈

  34. Dan Zupancic says:

    yummy in the tummy!

  35. ilker says:

    Hey John.. maybe you can change the link on this post? You seem to be linking to past posts all the time..

    1. John Chow says:

      Change it to what?

  36. Ah Pinchey, you’re delicious….

Comments are closed.