Ants on a Shrimp is an observational film that looks into the challenges of preparing a menu for a new upscale restaurant. There is much behind-the-scenes cooking on display in the film, featuring some not-so-common ingredients, such as snapping turtles and fried fish sperm. The whole team must work together to come up with a menu that hasn't been done before, which incorporates Japanese tastes.
The titular dish is only one of the many unique creations on display in Ants on a Shrimp, which definitely features much food porn on display, particularly towards the end when the final dishes are revealed. While there probably isn't much to differentiate this film from other cooking documentaries, it is somewhat interesting seeing what goes into preparing a new menu for an upcoming restaurant opening.