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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Every year, about six people die in Korea while enjoying a plate of Sannakji, or wriggling octopus. Because they are prepared alive in the markets of Seoul, the cephalopod’s suction cups can literally stick to your throat and cheeks, resulting in choking.

sannakji

sannakji

The preparation of Casu Marzu, an Italian cheese served in Sardinia, involves leaving it in open air to speed up fermentation. In this time, flies and other things can land and lay eggs on the cheese. When you consume the cheese and unknowingly ingest the maggots, the tiny creatures can eat up the lining of your gut and intestines causing vomiting and muscle cramps.

casu marzu

>casu marzu

When prepared well and eaten properly, the ackee plant can be enjoyed in Jamaica. Though diners must beware: you can only eat the yellow parts inside. The red and black portions can be deadly and ingestion will result in a fatal drop in blood sugar and seizures.

ackee

ackee

This is one of the world’s popular staple food. Cassava is often used to make the tropical delicacy in the form of tapioca starch or flour. However, if not properly washed or cooked, cassava leaves and roots contain toxin called cyanide which is fatal to humans even in small doses.

cassava

cassava

Fugu is otherwise known as blowfish or puffer fish.The fish contains a poison  called tetrodoxin which can paralyze your muscles and seize your breathing. If it isn’t properly prepared, it could kill you, as there is no antidote for this poison. In Japan, it takes about three years of training before one can serve this dish.

Each year, these incidents led to between 34 and 64 victims being hospitalized and zero to six deaths.

On August 23, 2007, a doctor in Thailand reported that unscrupulous fish sellers sold puffer meat disguised as salmon,  which resulted in the deaths of fifteen people over three years. About 115 people were brought to different hospitals.


 Fugu was banned in Thailand five years prior to the deaths.

fugu

In March 2008, a fisherman in the Philippines died and members of his family became ill from pufferfish. The previous year,  four people in the same town died and five others fell ill after eating the same variety of pufferfish.

Most Japanese cities enjoy one or more fugu restaurants. They may cluster, because of earlier restrictions, as proximity made it easier to ensure freshness. A famous restaurant specializing in fugu is Takefuku, in the Ginza district in Tokyo. Zuboraya is another popular chain in Osaka.

fugu

In South Korea, fugu is known as bok. It is very popular in port cities such as Busan and Incheon. It is prepared in a number of dishes such as soups or salads and commands a high price.

fugu

As of 2003, only seventeen restaurants in the United States were licensed to serve fugu; twelve are in New York. The fugu is cleaned of the most toxic parts in Japan and freeze-flown to the USA under license in customized, clear, plastic containers. Fugu chefs for U.S. restaurants are trained under the same rigorous specifications as in Japan.

Sale of fish belonging to this genus is forbidden altogether in the European Union.

fugu

fugu

fugu

 

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