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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Not raw liver

In Japan, raw liver was (and still is, I guess) a popular thing to eat. I do not like it particularly much. The taste is fine, but the way it just melts in your mouth is a bit unpleasant. And it looks kind of gross.

After someone died from food poisoning after eating raw beef (also popular; in general, raw food is popular so I have tried raw chicken, raw horse, raw beef, raw eggs, raw fish, raw fish sperm, raw liver, raw deer, raw deer liver, and probably many other raw things... the only things Japanese people do not like to eat raw are vegetables, go figure), there is a new law forbidding the serving of raw meat. This includes the raw liver. Raw fish is still OK, of course.

An acquaintance of mine bought "liver sashimi konnyaku", a new product. It looks like raw liver but is made from konnyaku. He gave me a slice to try. It does not taste very much, and the texture is slightly different from raw liver. It is much softer than konnyaku usually is, though. And it looks a lot like raw liver.

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