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Shirako, Japan

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Considering
the popularity of caviar—not just in Japan, but worldwide—it’s not outlandish
to imagine eating the male counterpart to fish roe. That is, milt—the
sperm-filled reproductive glands of male fish (usually cod, anglerfish, or
puffer fish). In Japan, it’s called shirako, which translates to “white
children.” At best, when cooked, shirako has a creamy,
custardesque texture. At worst, it’s an unctuous gooey blob served raw—and
eaten proudly by only the most, er, seminal of Japanese diners.

World's Strangest National Dishes

Shirako, Japan

Considering
the popularity of caviar—not just in Japan, but worldwide—it’s not outlandish
to imagine eating the male counterpart to fish roe. That is, milt—the
sperm-filled reproductive glands of male fish (usually cod, anglerfish, or
puffer fish). In Japan, it’s called shirako, which translates to “white
children.” At best, when cooked, shirako has a creamy,
custardesque texture. At worst, it’s an unctuous gooey blob served raw—and
eaten proudly by only the most, er, seminal of Japanese diners.

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World's Strangest National Dishes

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