The menu at a well-known restaurant of a Michelin-starred chef will soon include fish semen. Hiro Sato, a Japanese chef, invited Dabiz Muoz, a famous Spanish chef, to test his new dish, Shirako.
Michelin Star Chef Dabiz Muoz To Add 'Semen' To The Menu At Popular Spanish Restaurant DiverXO
A Michelin-starred chef is thinking about putting "semen" on the menu of his well-known Spanish restaurant after being invited to experience the "delicacy" in Japan.
Do you recall watching D-list celebrities on I'm A Celeb consume foods like tuna eyes and sheep testicles? Nowadays, you may find animal intestines on pricey tasting menus alongside opulent emulsions and delicious flowers.
One famous chef, though, may have gone too far in terms of cuisine, since he's thinking about putting "semen" on the menu of his restaurant in Madrid.
Apparently, Japanese chef Hiro Sato asked Michelin-starred Dabiz Muoz to test a delicacy called Shirako.
Shirako is a white paste prepared from fish semen that is typically served on top of rice or even custard. Shirako is also frequently spelled as Shiraku.
The Japanese delicacy, which is primarily made from pufferfish, monkfish, and occasionally even cod, is renowned for its silky smooth texture and startling sea-like flavor.
Shirako, often known as "fish semen," must first be gently separated from the sperm sacs by a skilled chef in order to be extracted from the aquatic vertebrate.
Although the dish isn't very well known outside of Japan, some areas have adopted it under a different name in their daily lives.
For instance, Romanians use the fish semen from river carp to make "lapti," which vegetarians can make using potatoes, mushrooms, and aubergines.
Muoz, 43, is considering serving Shirako in its authentic form at his opulent DiverXO restaurant in Madrid.
The Michelin-starred chef shared his ideas on Instagram, writing: “Grilled pufferfish semen… indescribable, it blew my mind enormously.”
Now that he wants to create his own version in Madrid, social media users are divided on whether they would actually order and appreciate the dish.
One user said on Twitter that Muoz was "doing too much bro," and another wrote on Instagram: “Just thinking [about shirako] gives me a stomachache, and I eat everything.”
A third wrote: “This is animal abuse! How do they get it? Is everything worth it with such a gastronomically surprising? Even r**** defenseless fish and masturbating them?”
One Instagram user, however, disagreed with the fury and stated: “I don’t understand, so much mental nonsense in the head when roe, female fish eggs, has been eaten for centuries.”
Another agreed and merely remarked, "Now that's foodporn."
Shirako isn't currently available at the fine-dining restaurant DiverXO, so who knows when the dish will be offered? Soon, you might even see it in a local bar.