You ate what?! [Episode 16]

いただきます!/itadakimasu/ Let’s eat!

On this episode of “You ate what?!” we dive into the deep. You see what I did there? I’m punny. We’re talking about eating fishies. What is so strange about that? You tell me. Think about all your fun little fishy facts. Take a walk through all the most dangerous, deadly, poisonous fishies in the big blue. Then take a look at the deep fried delicacy below. What do you think it is?


Here’s a hint. That fish in the photo is called “fugu”. In Japan, there are a little less than 4,000 Fugu restaurants. Do you know how long it takes to become a Fugu chef? Roughly, 7-10 YEARS! Woah. What are they learning to cook? Have you figured it out yet?

You may know it as Puffer fish or Blow fish.

Puffer fish contains tetrodotoxin. This poison is more than 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. Yeah, you read that right. 1,200 times more poisonous than rat poison. But when cleaned and cooked correctly, its very delicious.

I was able to try it recently at a Shabu Shabu restaruant. We also ate buttered chicken hearts, smoked liver that tasted like cheese, and a raw okra salad.

10/10 will try again. And again.

No weapon.

馳走様(でした)!/Gochisou sama (deshita)/Thank you for the delicious meal!

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