What is the most difficult dish a chef can produce?

It depends on his or her skill level. I’m a chef, but can I make a Turducken?


Even for the keenest of chefs, Fugu would be fairly high up on the list of difficult dishes to produce.

Fugu (as explained by The Simpsons) is a Japanese delicacy otherwise known as Blowfish. It’s so poisonous that the smallest mistake in its preparation could be fatal. The intestines, ovaries and liver of fugu (or blowfish) contain a poison called tetrodotoxin, which is 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide. The toxin is so potent that a lethal dose is smaller than the head of a pin, and a single fish has enough poison to kill 30 people.

There can’t be that many chefs who would be so inclined to kill off their clientele that easily. Obviously, as this is Human Nature, Fugu is a much sought after delicacy.
Since 1958 a Fugu chef has needed a license, which involves a two to three year apprenticeship and the preparation of hundreds of fish. This doesn’t come cheap.

But then look at what you get:

This is Fugu sashimi. Even the presentation looks difficult to master properly.

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Have you ever eaten Fugu sashimi? Would you dare to do it?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Linda Spreng
I would NOT eat Fugu sashimi, nor do I ever intend to. I don't trust anybody to prepare it properly and I have no death wish.
Sep 18, 2019 11:42AM
Peter Annand
I had Fugu in Tokyo in 1985. The photo presentation is exactly as I remember. Also when you put a piece in your mouth and chew it your tongue noticeably tingles. Obviously it was well prepared as I’m 80 and still around to talk about it. There are several specialty Sushi/Sashimi restaurants that serve this dish. It is a very expensive!
Dec 27, 2018 6:27PM
 Margaret White
Stunning presentation. I think I'd just look, however.
Sep 2, 2021 7:53AM
Dave Walser
Id try it in a specialist restaurant you only live once
Dec 3, 2022 9:52AM
Gassan Couri
No way. 😳🥹
Nov 12, 2022 10:07PM
Diane Allain
Fish of the day for me, please.
Oct 25, 2022 7:06AM
Linda Spreng, I am with you, have seen many people eat it, in the time I have spent in Japan!! I am allergic to many foods and that is the only reason I wouldn’t as kiwi has almost killed me and anchovies made it even more dangerous… 🤣
Aug 1, 2022 6:36PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
I wouldn't touch a fugu sashimi with a pole of ten meters 😜
Jul 29, 2022 10:09PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
I wouldn't touch fugu sashimi with a poll of 10 meters 😜
Jul 29, 2022 10:04PM
Nancy Mueller
I’m not a gambler. It would be like playing Russian Roulette. No thanks.
Jun 5, 2022 6:17AM
Lynne Cage
Have heard about the specialist chef who prepares this poisonous fish 😱
Apr 8, 2022 4:07AM
Joe Mangan
Gery Tillmanns, better eat it when you're older. Less to lose.
Mar 28, 2022 4:20PM
pass the bread
Jul 16, 2019 5:39PM
Janet Poor
No way do I eat raw fish or meat of any kind!!! YUK!!!
May 24, 2019 9:53PM
Dinorah Lozano
No soy tan atrevida!
Apr 21, 2019 12:03AM
Frank Champagne
If I was inclined to risk my life I’d probably demand more variety of flavors and textures.
Apr 10, 2019 10:52PM

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