Shirako (cod fish sperm sacs) in a ponzu sauce.

C and I went to Chiharu for dinner several days ago and had shirako as part of our omakase meal.

Eating sperm sacs does sound a little squeamish but I find this stuff very yummy.  I enjoy telling my guy friends and male colleagues about how tasty shirako is and watch them squirm.   They probably feel an imaginery pain somewhere in their groin listening to me. 

People have asked me about its taste.  Well, it is soft, smooth and tastes slightly creamy.  But I can’t really describe the taste!

Looking at the shirako in the photo now, doesn’t it look like the pig’s intestine that we eat in kway chap?

Sperm Sacs, Any Takers

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