Monday, February 1, 2010

shirako? no.

I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food. But I can't do shirako. I thought shirako was fish guts. Ya know, the intestines or whatever. But no. It's sperm sacs. That's right: male fish sperm sacs. Say it again. Sperm sacs. That you eat.

And here, it's a delicacy. My good friends Siu and Mizuho gobbled up a great big pile of the stuff today at lunch.

I tried, I really did. I took a bite and swallowed. I will not be doing that again.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Ha! Good for you. I used to be a good sport about eating whatever people thought it would be fun to try to make me eat, but no more. Love the pic. I have a few like that, too. (How perfect. The captcha word is "squid.")