Posts Tagged ‘fugu’

A Look at Sushi Taro’s $138 Tora-Fugu Menu

This week's print column breaks down the myths around the poisonous Japanese blowfish known as tora-fugu. The delicacy was arguably made famous by a Simpsons episode in which Homer thinks he has only 24 hours to live after an amateur cook butchers the fish. (If you haven't watched it, do it now.) One refrain I […]

Blown Away? Poisonous Japanese Tora-Fugu Is Rare, Expensive, and Almost Flavorless

My first bite of tora-fugu, the Japanese species of blowfish containing deadly poison in its organs, is the skin. The gelatinous delicacy is thinly sliced like noodles, with seaweed, grated daikon, and a ponzu sauce, and is part of Sushi Taro’s 10-course, $138 fugu tasting menu. I’m not dead yet. Next up is sashimi, sliced […]

Chef Kaz Okochi Talks Sushi With Kojo Nnamdi

Kaz Okochi, chef and co-owner of Kaz Sushi Bistro, is the foodie guest du jour on The Kojo Nnamdi Show this afternoon on WAMU 88.5 FM, discussing the culinary history and future of raw fish preparation in the U.S. Y&H alum and current WaPo scribe Tim Carman, author of a recent piece on shifting standards […]

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