Will I die from eating Japanese Pufferfish “Fugu”?

Will I die from eating Japanese Pufferfish “Fugu”?

90s kids will likely remember the Simpsons episode where Homer orders the Fugu (or pufferfish) at the Japanese restaurant, only to be told he has 24 hours to live after consuming its incorrectly prepared flesh.

It’s been nearly 24 hours since I ate Fugu, so I’m unsure if I’m barrelling towards my imminent demise, or if my gut ache is just a touch of wind. Either way, I’m still living it up in Japan so if this is my last 24 hours then cest la vie!

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Icelandic Hakarl: Stinking, rotten shark.

Icelandic Hakarl: Stinking, rotten shark.

Hakarl (Greenland Shark) available at the Kolaportid Flea Market

Shark, that is buried, rotten and fermented.

A personal hero of mine Anthony Bourdain once said that Hakarl is the most disgusting thing he’s ever eaten. For a guy that’s eaten a lot of gross stuff, that’s saying a lot!

Why eat rotten shark?

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Where to find a sheep’s head in Iceland

Where to find a sheep’s head in Iceland

Sheep head from Mýrin Mathús Reykjavik

I came to Iceland partly for the natural wonders and partly for the bizarre food.

The natural beauty of the place has left me slapping myself, silly whilst the hunt for traditional Icelandic fare has been bordering on frustrating.

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