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Monday, 3 September 2012

I do not like it, Sam I am!

Linking up for I Must Confess on unusual food because I've not eaten much in that line, having a strong sense of repugnance, and never being able to get my head across the idea of it...


Would you, could you, on a plane?
Would you, could you, on a train?
Would you, could you, do you dare?
Would you eat Fugu anywhere?

I am off to KL and they have restaurant with a fugu licensed chef. Fugu is the Japanese pufferfish delicacy that can be deadly if not prepared properly. Thus a chef must undergo a rigorous training for three years (eating their own creations - new meaning on a fail! No do over!) in order to get the permit to prepare the Fugu.
I am tempted because I think it would be interesting to feel the mild numbing of the lips (if enough of the poison is present - but not too much to do harm), however I know I'm too much of a hypochondriac not to think I'm dying and ruin the whole experience by freaking out. Intellectually, I know that it's been eaten in Japan for the last 2000 years, and deaths are minimal - but I'm not one to let facts get in the way of a good hysteria (Before I set women back 50 years - please note it is an individual idiosyncratic feature, not a feminine trait).
I also am not the world's biggest fish fan, so if it's in a sauce to make it tasty, then it may as well be Kingfish and cost me half as much.
So like everything when I need help with a rationalization, I did a poll on Facebook. No one said I should, no women said they would, one woman's ex husband had - said the sauces were very nice and that it was extremely expensive - didn't think so much of the fish itself.

So, the question dear readers (dear reader?) is:
Would you eat Fugu?
Have you eaten it?
Do you recommend it as a must do?

11 comments:

  1. Hell no!! Just the thought of it sends me into an anxiety riddled spin.
    There are so many wonderful foods in the world I don't think I need to try one that might kill. As for the numb lips.... wouldn't that feel like eating straight after you have been to the dentist?

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  2. Mmmm, I've not had a filling so maybe that's the safe alternative. I'm glad I'm not the only person whose over active imagination (anxiety is such a hard word:) would spoil the 'occasion'...

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  3. Hell NO! I would think I was dying if anything remotely changed lol. I experienced numbness in my emergency c-section and I don't need to experience it again.

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  4. I was recently watching a ABC3 program with my boys about this fish, and they thought it ridiculous to eat something that could kill you. Why bother?

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  5. Now if only all cake and chocolate carried the same risk - possible death - as Fugu I might be very quickly and suddenly cured of my sugar addiction. Shame. No way, I couldn't try it, either. Good call.

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  6. Oh you leave such an adventurous life! And yes I would, just to say that I had and for the adrenalin of it! Safe travels x

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  7. oh dear....I don't think I could... good luck!

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  8. Reminds me of The Simpsons episode where Homer thought he had eaten fugu!!

    No way would I eat it!!

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  9. This is a true story. I guy in a town about 200km south of us cooked a fish on a public barbecue that someone else had either cut up or cooked a puffer fish on and he died.
    I swear it's true!

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  10. Nope I don't think I could do it. One of the medications that I was on had the side effect of making my mouth and lips numb. It was a horrid feeling and lucky I couldn't eat for 10 minutes afterwards. I don't know if I would pay a huge amount of money for the same sensation...$6 for a prescription was enough lol!

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