Pufferfish is a deadly delicacy in Japan but a safe one in China. Photo: Tom Wang

Pufferfish in China: diners lured by delicacy now country has bred them poison-free

  • A prized delicacy in Japan, where poisonous varieties are prepared by skilled chefs, pufferfish are giving spicy crayfish a run for their money in Beijing
  • That’s because Chinese fisheries have bred the poison out of them, prompting the government to lift a ban on their consumption
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Pufferfish is a deadly delicacy in Japan but a safe one in China. Photo: Tom Wang
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.