The taste test - anchovies and peanuts
WHAT IS IT? This little fishy snack goes by a number of names depending on location. Ikan bilis in Indonesia, myulchi bokkeum in Korea, and something else that we can't locate the name of in Japan, possibly tazukuri. They are always very savoury, can be spicy or even with added sesame. The little blighters are either crunched down with a beer or sprinkled on top of another dish for extra crunch.
WHY IS IT QUESTIONABLE? You can see the little fishes. Unlike whitebait, their little eyes and little swimmy tail are not masked by the fig leaf of batter. And you pop the whole thing - or even a whole shoal - into your mouth at once. And they do taste VERY fishy.