Perhaps one of the most important Japanese delicacies, and amongst the most expensive.
Some people would be turned off for the idea of eating a fish testis, or testicles but these testis are definitely worthwhile. Obviously there is a mental block for most who have never tried eating these types of foods.
Milt when raw is a soft roe and is slippery is believe it or not the larger, the more expensive.
When people refer to shirako most people are referring to cod milt which is a totally different looking type of genitalia. More similar to that of the appearance of a human brain, it’s usually prepared by way of steaming.
Personally I have eaten it multiple times and I have no problem with it but is a very different type of milt. When I compare them, I think of fugu shirako more of a filet mignon.
Always be sure to eat at a restaurant who has as an official license and never take any chances to eat the liver or ovaries.
A single fugu contains enough poison to kill 30 people. There is no antidote, and so there is no food regarded as more alluring in Japan.
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