Top 10 WEIRD Japanese Food

Hi guys! This video is about Top 10 Weird Japanese food. On number 10 we have BASASHI Basashi means horsemeat sashimi. It is essentially raw horsemeat cut into thin slices. Basashi is served cold (near-frozen in the middle), and is intended to be eaten this way (has something to do with deadly bacteria). On number 9 we have FUGU The intestines, ovaries and liver of fugu (or blowfish) contain a poison called tetrodotoxin, which is 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide. There is no antidote. People still consume 10,000 tons every year. On number 8 we have HABUSHU This controversial liqueur is either made by drowning a viper snake in alcohol or by freezing and gutting the viper snake, then putting it in alcohol, thus resulting in a more aggressive pose as the snake thaws. On number 7 we have TAKOYAKI Takoyaki are basically small balls of fried octopus. The octopus is normally minced or diced and then cooked in a sphere of wheat flour batter. The inside will be just a little bit runny to give it a special texture. On number 6 we have SUPPON Suppon is a delicacy that is often prepared in nabe (hot pot). Various parts such as the liver and intestine of this freshwater soft shell turtle is used in preparation for suppon nabe. Additionally, suppon blood can also be drunk – believing it to improve sexual stamina. On number 5 we have KATSU IKA ODORI-DON This is the Japanese mysterious dancing zombie squid. Although the squid in this case is dead, its nerve cells are activated by the sodium in the soy sauce, which triggers the cells and commands them to fire, forcing the muscles to contract. On number 4 we have INAGO NO TSUKUDANI Inago no tsukudani is a Japanese dish featuring locusts that are boiled in soy sauce and sugar. People started to eat locusts as a means to combat locust plagues. On number 3 we have HACHINOKO Hachinoko (bee and wasp larvae) is a popular delicacy in central Japan. After being harvested from their nests they are cooked in a classic combination of soy sauce and sugar. This produces a slightly sweet, crumbly snack to nibble on between meals. On number 2 we have SHIROUO NO ODORIGUI Shirouo are very small transparent fish destined to be eaten alive. They dance in your mouth – or rather do the odorigui (dancing while being eaten). And finally, On number 1 we have SHIRAKO Shirako, which translates to “white children” in Japanese, is the raw or cooked sperm of the cod fish. Yes, really! It’s served in both raw and cooked form in restaurants all over Japan, but many Japanese consider it an acquired taste.

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  1. nery colon 1 says:

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