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Poisonous blowfish instant ramen on the way from Cup Noodle’s Nissin

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Fugu (blowfish) tends to be pretty expensive in Japan. One reason is that it’s considered a classy delicacy, with pricing to match. The other is that fugu is poisonous, and can kill you if it’s not prepared correctly.

But fugu flavor is on the way in a very accessible and wallet-friendly way later this month, as Nissin, makers of Cup Noodle, are getting set to release an instant fugu ramen.

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The new Fugudashijio (“salty fugu broth”) ramen isn’t part of the Cup Noodle lineup, though. Instead it’s going to be part of Nissin’s Raoh series, which is a touch more upscale than Cup Noodle, though still well within the sphere of affordable luxuries.

Raoh Fugudashijio starts with a seafood and kombu (kelp) soup broth, to which is added a special fugu seasoning oil to impart the flavor of roasted blowfish. Also part of the broth is yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit that’s sharper in flavor than an orange but milder than a lemon. The ramen’s included toppings are chicken meatballs, negi (green onion), and kakitama (whipped egg).

At 298 yen, Raoh Fugudashijio is a little more expensive than most varieties of cup ramen, but on the other hand, it’s a lot less expensive than pretty much any other meal that makes use of fugu. It goes on sale June 24.

Source: Nissin via Narinari

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Poison .... Poison .... TASTY FISH!

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Sushi and sashimi were on the top of my list when I was there. Fugu has a distinct flavor that I rather liked. Maguro was and always will be my favorite, but I wouldn't turn my nose up on fugu. I'd like to taste this cup noodle.

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a special fugu seasoning oil to impart the flavor of roasted blowfish.

It's not even clear that it has been anywhere near a fugu. Companies that create tastes are pretty sophisticated these days and most consumers have no idea what they are eating.

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Gotta love that "alarmist" headline - poisonous blowfish.

Guarantee the only poisons in this cup 'o noodles will be the high concentrations of artificial flavors, preservatives and the like.

I guess consumers of these products should be thankful that finally nissin is phasing out it's plastic/foam containers - poisonous - although decades late.

And wtf is "special seasoning fugu oil"???

Fugu bones and skins fried in canola oil or something similar?

No thanks.

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Only wild caught fugu have poison.

Farmed fugu doesn't due to its diet, although it's still treated as being poisonous due to the possibility of a wild one jumping over fence and get mixed with farm raised ones.

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