Would you ever eat Fugu (poisonous blowfish sushi)

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#1 Posted by ASK_Story (11455 posts) -

My Dad told me yesterday he once ate this and said it was the best tasting fish he ever ate, and our family loves fish meals and sushi.

To those who don't know, Fugu is known to be extremely poisonous with no antidote. If prepared wrong, it would be fatal. People die every year from eating bad Fugu but these crazy eaters still eat it as a delicacy. They say it's fun when they feel the tingling sensation on their tounge and fingers from the traces of the poison. I think it's crazy and would personally never eat it.

They say for a chef to be certified to make Fugu dishes has to train for three years. Also, out of the chefs who train, less than %30 make it while the rest of the %70 fail. There's also a whole written test, Fugu anatomy test, etc. Crazy stuff.

Anyway, would you eat this?

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#2 Posted by The_Ish (13913 posts) -

Maybe, if I knew that it was prepared properly.

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#3 Posted by Lil_Dwayne (629 posts) -
I rather play Russian roulette.
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#4 Posted by androoster49 (25 posts) -

Only if I watched them make it

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#5 Posted by hagadorn (630 posts) -
Obviously I would make sure that it is prepared properly but I would be up for it, I have never had sushi before (not proper sushi anyway) but I love fish and I have always wanted to try it.
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#7 Posted by Bliind-Guardian (738 posts) -

best gish hes ever eaten?

well sounds good to mee! yeah i would try it,

buuuut its gotta be a legitimately pro super pro chef or cook o whtever :P

seeeems yummy though

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#8 Posted by sumo1973 (1194 posts) -
I know what it is and have been to Japan before but would never try it. It's too risky and quite expensive even though people have told me that cooks have been trained.
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#9 Posted by gameguy6700 (12197 posts) -
I'm not much of a seafood person, much less a fish person. Even ignoring the whole "you could die from eating this" aspect of the meal I probably still wouldn't eat the fish.
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#10 Posted by Mr_Manikin52 (12300 posts) -
I rather get my legs blowed off in Iraq than eating that stuff.
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#11 Posted by Nobarai (211 posts) -
Maybe If I'm old and I don't care about life anymore.
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#12 Posted by CJL182 (9233 posts) -
I'd like to try it, but I'd probably be too chicken to lol. Maybe when I'm really old and am satisfied with life lol.
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#13 Posted by rockguy92 (21559 posts) -
No.
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#14 Posted by WardCleaver02 (1559 posts) -
I ate Fugu when I was living in Japan. Expensive as all get out. I went with a group of people and it cost us 10,000 yen ($100) each to try various Fugu dishes. It was good, but I did not think it was worth $100.
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#15 Posted by Greenwhitegreen (6315 posts) -
Sure...I like living life on the edge.
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#16 Posted by Manly-manly-man (3477 posts) -
Only in America. No fugu deaths in the US. Only in other countries have people died from it.
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#17 Posted by metallica_fan42 (21143 posts) -
In all honesty, I think I'd give it a shot.
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#18 Posted by joeytentz (754 posts) -

I think there was a Simpsons episode where Homer ate that, and almost died.

No, I'm not into sushi.

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#19 Posted by gobo212 (6277 posts) -
Sure assuming an experienced chef made it.
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#20 Posted by 123625 (9035 posts) -
Fish makes me vomit, so no.
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#22 Posted by clock_of_omens (5595 posts) -
nope i dont eat fish
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#23 Posted by Faylette (672 posts) -

Even if I ate meat, I wouldn't risk it.

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#24 Posted by Robertoey (1996 posts) -
I'd do it. I'd just make sure I didn't buy it from that guy on the corner with the 50 cent Fugu stand.
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#25 Posted by megagene (23154 posts) -
I've had it...It's good. :)
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#26 Posted by ayanami_rei (17115 posts) -
I'll only eat it if the cook tastes it first. >__> That way I know it was prepared properly or not.
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#27 Posted by DFan17902 (5427 posts) -
No.
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#28 Posted by linkthewindow (5654 posts) -
No, I don't like fish
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#29 Posted by megagene (23154 posts) -

I'll only eat it if the cook tastes it first. >__> That way I know it was prepared properly or not.ayanami_rei

What if I were the cook? :D

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#30 Posted by ayanami_rei (17115 posts) -

What if I were the cook? :D

megagene
Then...then I'd feel bad because you tasted it and I don't know if you prepared it correctly or not. ._.
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#31 Posted by nippon_gamer (928 posts) -
ive had it before and its pretty good. its not really that dangerous cause the ppl who cut it are highly trained pros.
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#32 Posted by ArmoredAshes (4025 posts) -

I ate Fugu when I was living in Japan. Expensive as all get out. I went with a group of people and it cost us 10,000 yen ($100) each to try various Fugu dishes. It was good, but I did not think it was worth $100.WardCleaver02

uhm yeah about that...im not paying $100 to possibly die...hahaha

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#33 Posted by megagene (23154 posts) -
[QUOTE="megagene"]

What if I were the cook? :D

ayanami_rei

Then...then I'd feel bad because you tasted it and I don't know if you prepared it correctly or not. ._.

You don't trust me. :(

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#34 Posted by Raged-wolverine (6075 posts) -
hell no....
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#35 Posted by kingdre (9456 posts) -
Hell yeah! But only if the chef was certified to prepare it.
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#36 Posted by WardCleaver02 (1559 posts) -

[QUOTE="WardCleaver02"]I ate Fugu when I was living in Japan. Expensive as all get out. I went with a group of people and it cost us 10,000 yen ($100) each to try various Fugu dishes. It was good, but I did not think it was worth $100.ArmoredAshes

uhm yeah about that...im not paying $100 to possibly die...hahaha

Although I didn't ask, maybe that is why it cost $100-to ensure that we were getting an experienced chef who. . .wouldn't kill us! :lol: If the price was like $10 for all-you-can-eat Fugu, I might have been a little more worried.

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#37 Posted by UltimateXShadow (2312 posts) -
I'd rather eat a California roll: less risk.
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#38 Posted by sonicare (56202 posts) -

No. Not huge on most sushi.

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#39 Posted by Jandurin (95574 posts) -
hell yeah. homer survived, so can i.
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#40 Posted by tobenator (3777 posts) -
Like others, I'd make sure it was prepared properly:).
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#41 Posted by Ilived (5516 posts) -
I don't know why anyone would want to eat it. It looks nasty like all sea food.
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#42 Posted by Honenheim (5402 posts) -
You only live once, so yeah....
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#43 Posted by BohemianAndy (1413 posts) -

Sure assuming an experienced chef made it.gobo212

Same here.