Well, it doesn't exactly bring it back to life, the reaction is a response to the sodium chloride in the soy sauce. In this instance the dish, known as Odori Don, was prepared at a restaurant in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan.
A video like this might make you dust off those old boxes and watch some of your old VHS tapes! Here's a good example why. Andrew found this incredibly adorable footage showing one of the cutest baby reactions ever, it'll bring a smile to your face.