- 13 Feb 2021
The fugu puffer fish is a poisonous Japanese delicacy. Eating the fish can be fatal for humans. In lot of states, fugu fish are not allowed to be prepared due to the highly dangerous poison. In Japan, the consumption of the fugu puffer fish is both an important cultural asset and a luxury food.
Fugu puffer fish
The poisonous puffer fish is caught in various Japanese port cities. One of the most famous regions is the town of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. In these regions there is a water temperature of 13 degrees on the seabed, preferred by the fish.
How is the fugu puffer fish prepared?
The non-toxic part of the meat is considered a special delicacy in selected Japanese restaurants. In order to be able to enjoy this, the poisonous body parts such as the liver, intestines and roe are removed. Depending on the species of fish, the skin, which also contains deadly tetrodotoxin, has to be removed using a special preparation technique. A special license is required for the preparation of different fish types in Asia. More popular one is swai fish(here’s more about it). The fugu puffer fish is not far behind. This also applies to fishing and trading these types of fish.
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