Blowfish...is not one of my favorite fishes, as it doesn't have much taste, the meat is thin, and for all that, it's quite expensive. But as soon as I took a bite of Tessa (sliced raw blowfish) served in front of me here, I changed my mind. Hey, this is delicious! I wondered what those things were that I ate as blowfish so far...?! The thin, crispy sliced blowfish with a rich taste melted in my mouth! Later, I learned that this Japanese restaurant 'Take' is famous for its fresh seafood in Fukui, which only serves natural blowfish (not farmed). Although it takes a little bit courage to eat blowfish, as it contains poison and when cooked by an untrained chef your life could be threatened, if you have a daring heart, please visit here and have a try! The price is around 5,000 yen per person, depending on what you eat and drink.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.