Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Fact of the Day: Safe Pufferfish Meal

Pufferfish is a common meal in Japanese restaurants called Fugu. Though most of these meals are taken from pufferfish with very toxic flesh and skilled chefs have to be careful about selecting the right parts of the fish. There do exist pufferfish species that aren't toxic and there are cultures that enjoy that as a nice menu option.  

13 comments:

Margaret D said...

Oh yes, the chefs have to know what they are doing.

shwet said...

I didn't know about this, looks interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew there were non toxic ones.

Christine said...

I am tempted to avoid eating this one.

Sami said...

I had no idea there were non-toxic pufferfish. I would be scared to eat it either way.

Mary Kirkland said...

I always thought it was weird to want to eat something that might kill you.

happyone said...

I think I'll pass on that meal. : )

Debra She Who Seeks said...

We had a chance while we were in Japan to go to a Fugu restaurant, but we didn't go. Better safe than sorry, I say.

Ananka said...

Very cute! There is a Simpsons episode with this guy!

Gloria Baker said...

Really interesting ADam! But looks so cute to eat him :(

Huggybear said...

I am sure competent chefs in Japan know what they are doing.
You'd be more likely to be poisoned in a junk food takeaway joint of which
unfortunately the World is riddled with.
Colin

Kay said...

It’s also a very expensive dish. Me? I’ll take a pass.

Martha said...

Not something I'd want to try.