This week for my RocketNews24 W.T.F. Japan article, I wrote about the top five biggest Japanese food challenges.
Originally I wanted to do my article as the “top five most dangerous Japanese foods,” but after doing a little research it turns out that actually dangerous food in Japan is extremely rare.
In fact the #1 spot on that last would have been mochi, soft and squishy rice cakes, which hospitalizes/kills some people in Japan every year. But almost all of those cases are elderly or extremely young children who just didn’t chew it well enough, so anyone with a properly functioning mouth would be in basically no danger.
With the rest of the items on the list being even less exciting, the topic was changed to “biggest food challenges” instead to hopefully present some items that are a bit more interesting.
So what are the hardest/riskiest foods in Japan to get down? There’s only one way to find out!