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Do you do fugu?

Bill Pardue | | Dec 6, 2006 10:45 PM

I just saw mention in the Dish newsletter that fugu (tiger blowfish) sushi is now being served at Dearborn Street Oyster Bar. I'm far too much of a wimp to EVER try the stuff, but I have this morbid fascination with a food that can be an immediate life/death decision (unlike trans fats, which take a while!). Has anyone had fugu? Obviously, you lived...but was there some fear/trepidation/anxiety? How was it? I've heard that trace amounts of the neurotoxin remain, even when the fish is properly prepared and there's a slight buzz/tingle. Is that true?

Just wondering!

BTW, here's the wikipedia entry:

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