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Chicken Sashimi Exists, And Americans Are Freaking Out

Literally everyone on Twitter: "No."

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Well, earlier this week, Food & Wine posed a different take on the raw chicken debate: Would you eat raw chicken, if it was in sashimi form?

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The dish (which, yes, exists) is called "torisashi" (tori means bird; sashi is an abbreviation of sashimi, meaning raw fish and meat) and is served in many restaurants in Japan. A handful of American establishments also serve the dish, most notably Ippuku, a Japanese bar located in Berkeley, California.

On Twitter, the response was an unequivocal "HELL FUCKING NO":

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To reiterate, this dish IS served in many eateries in Japan, where chefs "work closely with small farms to ensure the chickens are raised to the highest standards."

Flickr/Yuichi Kosio / Via flic.kr

To minimize the risk of foodborne illnesses, torisashi generally uses "meat that is thinly sliced or cubed from the inner breast of a chicken, the part of the chicken that carries the lowest risk of salmonella contamination."

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