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Poll: Would You Eat Cod Milt (Shirako)?

Would You Eat Cod Milt?

February's all about romance-inducing foods. How about a different kind of aphrodisiac? Right now, it's the season for cod milt, a fancier word for fish sperm. In Japan, it's considered a delicacy, where it's consumed both raw and cooked. I've always said I'll try anything once, although the thought of this makes my stomach turn. But maybe, as with bugs, you just need a few bites to get used to the idea. Have you ever tried cod milt?

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Pampire Pampire 7 years
Oh that picture about made me throw up! I would never try that, ew!!!! Even not knowing what it was I still wouldn't try, that picture looks disgusting!
Sophie20 Sophie20 7 years
Milt shake LOL Got milt?
mnp mnp 7 years
I'd eat anything but this is something that someone would just have to give me and not tell me what it is...
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
lol #11
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Sure, why not? I love trying new things. Also, roe's yarmy...
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Whoa! I have never even heard of that! I think I can live a perfectly fulfilling life without ever trying it, thanks.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Where is it?????????....the spooon.........GAG ME WITH IT!!!!!!
kurara kurara 7 years
Trust me, it's delicious! Very creamy and not fishy at all. Almost like soft mochi. They can be served in many ways but yaki shirako (grilled) is the best, especially the shirako from fugu (blowfish).
HokuP HokuP 7 years
blow fish shirako was good
Sperm? Fish Sperm? Cooked in broth, looking like sperm? No thanks, I'll pass.
Food Food 7 years
I'd try it, but I think someone would need to tell me it was something else first. Maybe brains! I'd be more likely to eat those.
mlle-nessa mlle-nessa 7 years
haha, I agree with danaruth! The picture of fishy sperm soup is unappetizing to me as well. I said I'd try it...
danaruth danaruth 7 years
It kind of makes me gag just thinking about it! Although it shouldn't: I love sushi and last Saturday we had monkfish liver and several different kinds of roe - which is the female half of the gonad - why not eat the male half too? I guess, if presented well, on some sushi, that someone I trusted ate and said was good, I'd try it. That photo, though, makes me say "Blech!!!"
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
lol o% have tried it i picked the last choice
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I said I would try...but the thought does make me shudder.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Ummm, how exactly do they...extract...that stuff? I'm thinking that I'd hate to be the one with THAT job.
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