What Japanese delicacy can be deadly if not prepared correctly?
– Putter fish
Answer: Pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a deadly toxin that is up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 humans. Yet, many people eat it. Called fugu in Japan, it is extremely expensive and only prepared by trained, licensed chefs who know that one bad cut means almost certain death for a customer. The restaurant preparation of fugu is strictly controlled by law in Japan, and only chefs who have qualified after three or more years of rigorous training are allowed to prepare the fish.