Japanese Puffer Fish
The toxins contained in the liver of fugu, a Japanese puffer fish, is one of the most deadly in nature. Even when prepared correctly by licensed chefs, diners sometimes experience a slight numbing sensation produced by the neuro-toxin. Prohibitively expensive and rarely found outside of Japan, fugu is delicacy due to its rarity. Fugu is enjoyed in soup and as sashimi. The grilled fins of the fugu are served in sake.
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