In the US there are a bunch of silly laws dictating what you can and cannot put in your cake hole (or even posess for that matter). Take whales for instance: they are humanely “taken” for research and if the US law was applied worldwide all that luscious what meat would rot. Not so in Japan: if you know the right prefecture you can get all the whale meat you want – even whale meat sample packs with pictures of the whale you are eating on the side of the can!
Recently discovered was this bar that serves…whale bacon!
The savory flavor of that cured mammal flesh alone would be worth the cost of airfare. My GF is buying me a RT ticket for Xmas to do just that…if my wishes come true my body will be part whale this time next year.
Updates to follow….