A stomach-churning footage has emerged online which shows a deep-fried fish appearing to twitch all of sudden on a serving tray.
The seafood was seen wiggling its body as three other fried fish was laid next to it, making its head tear apart and its cooked meat visible.
The video was said to be taken in Hengyang, Hunan Province in southern China.
Web users on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media platform, has been posting it around since the end of December.
A woman in the video can be heard screaming when the fish breaks into two pieces.
A woman can be heard screaming when the fish started to break into two pieces.
Web users commented that it was 'too cruel' to fry a fish while it's still alive.
Weibo user 'hadisi_4568' asked: 'Don't they think that's horrifying? Why can't they kill the fish first before frying it?'
Another person suggested that the fish had not been fried long enough as the nerve cells reacted to the stimuli.
You can see the video here....