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White flesh fish

A photo of fugu sushi
Japanese pufferfish (Fugu)

Japanese pufferfish (Fugu)

What is Fugu?
Many fugu live in bays in the western Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea.

What does Fugu taste like?
Because of very low fat content of blowfish, you can enjoy its light flavor and fine after taste. The flesh is firm right after it is caught and put away, so it should be set aside for maturing before preparation. It is eaten in winter. However, that is only true for those caught in the wild. Farmed pufferfish is available all year long.

Also called Tiger puffer or Ocellate puffer or Globefish or Blowfish.

Main production area

Nagasaki Fukuoka Ehime Yamaguchi

Famous production area

Genkainada

Season

Winter