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fugu

(fo͞o′go͞o)
n.
Any of various pufferfishes that are used as food, especially in Japan, after the poisonous skin and organs have been removed.

pufferfish

A fish that inflates itself into a balloon-like shape as a defence mechanism. Raw pufferfish is a delicacy in Japan, where an estimated 10,000 tons are consumed/year. Some fugu parts—intestine, liver, ovaries, skin—have a high concentration of tetrodotoxin, a selective sodium channel blocker that blocks the neuromuscular junction, causing numbness, motor weakness, ataxia, respiratory paralysis, coma and death.
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For years now, we've known that the fugu or blow fish, is regarded as a prized but deadly delicacy in Japan, because the poison in its liver is strong enough to kill adult humans in only a few hours.
FISH AND SIPS Peter learns to make sushi at Zauo (above), fugu (left) and tea time at Yoruzo (below)
There are very few places in the world where Fugu fish can be eaten outside Japan and we are quite privileged to have one of those very special chefs licensed to serve it right here in Qatar.
DISCLAIMER FROM ART CULINAIRE: The preparation of live fugu by an untrained chef can have fatal consequences.
However, fugu is widely available in Japan; the barely-flavored sashimi of the most expensive variety, torafugu, is regularly served at Japanese banquets, and smaller varieties are prepared locally.
A tetrodotoxin-producing vibrio strain, LM-1, from the puffer fish Fugu vermicularis radiatus.
Tetraodon and the puffer fish Fugu rubripes are considered to be important species to the sequence because they are vertebrates and 8 times as compact as the human genome, with much the same genes and regulatory content as human but with much less "junk" DNA.
Since 1958, when 176 people died from eating the fish, fugu chefs have had to be licensed.
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Michael the Archangel in Barangay Alabug, Tuao, Cagayan, which now provides a place of worship for the people of Purok 5 and 6 of Barangay Alabug, Purok 3 and 4 in nearby Barangay Mungo, and Purok 1 of Barangay Fugu.
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Across the street from the Cultural Center of the Philippines is a hotel with a Japanese restaurant on its ground floor that is very popular among top business, government, and entertainment luminaries-- Kitsho Restaurant and Sake Bar, domain of the country's only licensed fugu chef.