Eat deadly fish.
Long restricted in the U.S. and Europe, the wrong bite of a puffer fish can kill. The fish’s skin and organs contain tetrodotoxin, a poison that, if ingested, can cause paralysis and death in humans. But, despite this danger, the Japanese delicacy fugu continues to be one of the world’s most sought-after plates. While new strains of safe blowfish have become available in recent years, gourmands looking for the real thing – and that side order of danger – head to Mukoujima Hashimoto in the Sumida section of Tokyo between October and February. Some consumers of the dangerous fish swear that its flesh numbs their mouth like novocaine, a singular dining experience.
Thanks to the intense preparation training that fugu chefs undergo, deaths are rare. But there is still a major difference between “rare” and “unheard of,” which is probably why this meal isn’t about to be legalized stateside.
For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube!Back to top