What's for dinner? Sorry you asked.
Rev up your palette by slurping down some delicious morsels of piscine semen, a nonpareil delicacy in Japan.
Jessica Thompson in Eat Sip trip gave it a swallow:
I went, tentatively, to pick up the shirako with my chopsticks, only to find it had the sticky viscosity of raw egg. But I wanted to keep face with my date and the onlookers, and adhere to my try-everything-once”food policy, so I put it in my mouth. It was tepid, disconcertingly creamy, and slightly fishy. Fans describe this as a “melting taste,” “the sweetness with sea air” and “sensual umami.”
And the experience is one to savor with all senses:
The milt is extracted in its entirety from the fish, and looks like the result of a human lobotomy. Depending on the level of seminal fluid contained in the sac, the color ranges from translucent and whitish with a pink hue to opaque and white as snow, hence shirako is represented by kanji characters meaning “white children.”
Sure beats the mundanity of a fish & chips platter.