Eating Salmon Raw

I would only eat salmon raw when I find them in Japanese restaurants. This debate about whether salmon can be used for sashimi was ignited some years back when Singaporean food connoisseur Chua Lam made a controversial remark that we should never eat salmon raw. He faced massive backlash and criticism, but as usual, he was quite right.

To be exact, one should never eat any kind of salmon raw, especially those we find in the supermarket. Not all salmon are the same. Only sashimi grade salmon is safe to eat raw. Unfortunately, many Singaporeans don’t know that and I have come across raw salmon served at sushi places that smell fishy. Some of these waitresses and sales assistants here even “correct” my pronunciation for salmon. It goes to show how poorly informed the general public is.

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