Saturday, June 30, 2012
Not raw liver
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.
Labels: Japanese food