Posts Tagged ‘tora-fugu’

“Poisonous” Japanese Tora-Fugu Season Is Here

The Japanese delicacy of tora-fugu, a species of blowfish with deadly poison in its organs, recently returned to the menus at Kaz Sushi Bistro and Sushi Taro. At Kaz, chef/owner Kaz Okochi prepares a five-course fugu feast for $150 per person. A limited number of reservations for groups of two or four are available by […]

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 […]

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