FEATURE: Vietnamese expat takes taste for Japan's toxic "fugu" pufferfish home

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Pufferfish is a luxury winter delicacy in Japan, but a license is required to prepare and serve "fugu," as the fish is known, with any bite potentially containing a lethal toxic surprise. Fugu is not commonly consumed in many other countries, but Vu Thuy Linh, a Vietnamese researcher at a university near Tokyo, hopes to cultivate the culinary art of the pufferfish in her Southeast Asian nation to create a bridge between the two countries. In Vietnam, a country with a long north-south coastline, about 60 species of fugu are believed to inhabit local waters, but national law has banned the sale ...

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