Wednesday 23 August 2017

Lise Hand: Killer fish, Sake a la Fukushima and a major beef between China and Japan – by golly, Enda's got a lot on his plate

THE Taoiseach dined for Ireland yesterday – but by golly, if the Japanese chef had been a bit forgetful, Enda could've subsequently died for Ireland in short order.

For one course, in what could only be described as a sumptuous 11-course feast served at dinner at the residence of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last night, was 'Thinly-sliced Globefish with Condiments and Ponzu Sauce'.

Now this might sound innocuous enough, but the lungs of the globefish – or pufferfish – are very fishy indeed, containing a potentially fatal poison which could do for the unlucky diner if not removed beforehand.

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