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We All Scream

by on Jun.03, 2010, under Food

It's summer, and ice cream is a favorite treat throughout the world.  In the U.S. we have traditional flavors like vanilla and chocolate, but the rest of the world has other notions. Basashi is raw horse meat, often served on a bed of ice with condiments like soy sauce, shiso leaves, and daikon (Japanese radish). It’s also called “sakura” (cherry) because of its deep red color.  And this ice cream has nice chewy chunks of basashi. If raw horse meat isn't your idea of cold creamy goodness, there are lots of other flavors to choose from.  There's goat, and whale, and squid ink... Since Japan only slaughters whales for scientific exploration, the Whale Ice Cream must be for research purposes. What would you expect from people who eat shirako?

Goat Ice Cream

Whale Ice Cream


Shirako is the male genitalia of fish, a sack that contains its seminal fluid and sperm.  It's usually eaten raw, and so far hasn't appeared as an ice cream flavor.

But it's just a matter of time.  They even have Pit Viper Ice Cream, made with real Pit Viper. Mmmm.  You can really taste the Viper.

Pit Viper Ice Cream

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