Fugu is the Japanese puffer fish and dishes made from it. Fugu preparation in Japan is highly controlled because Fugu is poisonous if not prepared correctly. Fugu contains tetrodotoxin a very toxic poison, in its organs, especially the liver, the ovaries, and the eyes.  After eating Fugu that is not correctly prepared the toxin paralyzes muscles, while leaving the victim conscious, but… Read More Fugu


Nattō is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented Soybeans .  It is often eaten for breakfast, but also other meals.  To say it is an acquired taste is a bit of an understatement, but I’d put it in the same category as blue cheese, Vegemite, marmite and other strong, pungent smelling foods that can be off-putting just by their smell.   Natto… Read More Natto