1. Anarchist_Apple84
    Offline

    Anarchist_Apple84 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    London, England

    Would you try Fugu?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Anarchist_Apple84, Jan 3, 2012.

    Yes, I know it's very random but after discussing this for a while with my boyfriend I was interested in getting a few more opinions!

    To anyone who doesn't know, fugu is the meat of a puffer fish, one of the most poisonous animals in the world.

    If the fish is cut and prepared properly, it makes a tasty, exotic dish, if it isn't, it is fatal. I need to mention not a quick, painless death either, but a painful death which is sure to mentally scar for life the chef, other customers at the restaurant and any friends and family eating with you that evening!

    From reviews I've read the meat is very tasty and admittedly the risk of being poisoned is very low, in fact a huge percentage of people who die from eating fugu are fisherman who catch the fish and TRY TO PREPARE IT THEMSELVES! That's nuts.... pure and simple.

    So, my question is, would you try it? If no, I completely understand, but if yes, WHY?!
     
  2. minstrel
    Online

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    8,723
    Likes Received:
    4,821
    Location:
    Near Los Angeles
    Of course I wouldn't try it. No food is so good that it's worth risking your life to taste.
     
  3. Anarchist_Apple84
    Offline

    Anarchist_Apple84 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    London, England
    Yeah, I feel the same, it simply isn't worth it.

    Apparently the dish is around 10,000 Yen, so about £90-100. That's pretty steep for something which can potentially kill you!

    I think even if I did try it, my body would go through a placebo effect where I'd get phantom symptoms of being poisoned, which would completely ruin the experience for me anyway!

    Not everyone feels the same way though, otherwise there wouldn't be specialist restaurants and chefs!
     
  4. James Berkley
    Offline

    James Berkley Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    NYC
    i whould totaly try it. i might be tempted to keep a stronger poison in my pocket incase though
     
  5. Jhunter
    Offline

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Southern California
    As a professional chef, I have wanted to try this for a long time. I guess you could call it showing off your culinary "manly balls" to your peers.

    However, I know people who have tried it and they say the meat isn't all that special or tasty. It is mainly eaten for the excitement and bragging rights factor.

    But, its not dangerous at all if you know what you are doing when breaking down the fish. It is overly hyped.
     
  6. VM80
    Offline

    VM80 Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    UK
    Nah I hate fish.
     
  7. RusticOnion
    Offline

    RusticOnion Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    8
    I guess it's just one of those stupid things to do without any real reason, like sky diving, helicopter riding, mountain climbing.

    I'd definitely do it :D
     
  8. AmsterdamAssassin
    Offline

    AmsterdamAssassin Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    I have. Tasted fishy.
     
  9. RusticOnion
    Offline

    RusticOnion Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    8
    do not lie on the internet!
     
  10. cruciFICTION
    Offline

    cruciFICTION Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    So it's the cooking version of e-peen?

    I'd be willing to try it if Jamie Oliver did it for me personally. I have a tiiiiny man-crush on him as a chef. :p
     
  11. Cacian
    Offline

    Cacian Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    5
    I have never heard of the term Puffer Fish but will look it up.
    It would be nice to find out where abouts it is fished out from and who says it is poisoneous.
    But if it is as they say it is then no I wouldn't eat it.
    I personally never come cross meat or fish that has poisoneous 'qualities'.
    I have heard of poisoneous plants like mushrooms but not fish or meat.
     
  12. AmsterdamAssassin
    Offline

    AmsterdamAssassin Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Do not make my upper case I into a lower case i. Or I'll fugu you up.
     
  13. hoggyboy
    Offline

    hoggyboy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    VIC, AUS
    i thought you were a guy haha

    anyway i would definitely NOT wanna try this out, it sounds as if it could possibly end my life in a painful way but so pointlessly.

    like seriously, imagine when they talk about you hovering over your grave and they're like, "this man didnt die from saving someones life/cancer/heart attack, he died from eating a fish

    how crappy would that be?

    aside from the death stuff, it doesnt seem as though it tastes anything special...
     
  14. Lemex
    Offline

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,507
    Likes Received:
    3,151
    Location:
    Northeast England
    I don't think I would go out of my way to. While I enjoy good food, and am not a particularly fussy eater, the price alone would turn me away. I think I would try it if I was offered it and I knew it was cooked right though. I love sea food.
     
  15. hoggyboy
    Offline

    hoggyboy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    VIC, AUS

    sucks for you that its actually an assassin out to kill you, using your love for sea food and claiming it it cooked right when in fact you about to pop that poisonous fish in your mouth and die...
     
  16. Anarchist_Apple84
    Offline

    Anarchist_Apple84 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    London, England
    I AM!

    I think it really is a risk/bragging rights scenario, because despite the fact people enjoy it, it's not been described as the tastiest thing they've eaten!

    I'm trying to imagine what kind of amazing steak I could get for that £90! mmmmmmmmm :D
     
  17. hoggyboy
    Offline

    hoggyboy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    VIC, AUS
    a 90 dollar steak would you pretty awesome haha!

    ...if your a guy shouldnt you just say friend? since saying boyfriend/girlfriend generally implies that your in a relationship with them or something?? :redface: (get what im saying bruv)
     
  18. Lemex
    Offline

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,507
    Likes Received:
    3,151
    Location:
    Northeast England
    ^ Boys can be in relationships with boys. It's called Homosexuality.
     
  19. Cacian
    Offline

    Cacian Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    5
    he is in relationship with his boyfriend. You cannot get any clearer then that.
     
  20. iabanon
    Offline

    iabanon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2011
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    No ordinary chef is even ALLOWED near Fugu so I would feel quite safe in trying it. It is offered only in the best of restaurants with the most highly trained chefs who specifically learn about the art of Fugu. So yes I would try it. There is no real risk.
     
  21. Jhunter
    Offline

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Southern California
    Haha, basically.
     
  22. Jhunter
    Offline

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Southern California
    There are many different kinds of poisonous aquatic life.

    There are also many different kinds of poisonous meats in the Amazon (toads and such).
     
  23. Jhunter
    Offline

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Southern California
    It is not in the cooking; it is in the eating of the proper parts, and removing the improper parts.

    It is usually eaten as sashimi.
     

Share This Page