Do You Fugu Too?

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    I have never had it. Its not something that really interests me....


    Have you had it? Did it make your mouth go numb?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVrTepl2hvs]Poison Poison Tasty Fish - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Yeah, I've had it a bunch of times. Never really sure the whole 'tingling' thing isn't just the power of suggestion.
     
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    Fugu fish soup leads to mass poisoning in Far East — RT
    Hospitals in Russia's far-eastern city of Vladivostok have seen an influx of patients with a rare form of fish poisoning. Several people have died.
    The culprit is the fugu fish – a traditional and popular Japanese delicacy.
    The catch is you have to cook it very carefully because just one fish contains a poison capable of killing over 30 people. In Japan, only very experienced, specially trained cooks are allowed to dress fugu.
    Fugu fish are not usually found off Vladivostok, but the warm summer saw their numbers grow.
    Hungry anglers took it upon themselves to make what they thought would be a tasty fish soup.
    There are more than 20 types of fugu, but it takes an expert eye to know which ones will not leave you clutching your stomach, or even worse.
     
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    I've had fugu a lot of ways, from sashimi at a super-exclusive restaurant in Pontocho to a home made grill of some of the parts you aren't supposed to eat, and I can't say for sure I've ever really gotten that tingling feeling. It's real good eats if you have a taste for it though - the sashimi is a subtle flavor.
     
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    I've had Horse and Whale in Japan but passed on the Fugu.
     
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    Yeah, had some nice horse sashimi in an izakaya in Toyohashi once.
     
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    o hell i should neg both of you....horse...whale....which one of you has eaten cat? o hell know i wont take this well
     
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    i would do fugu...but only in japan lol
     

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