One of Japan’s most popular porn stars has opened a restaurant that might flush your appetite down the toilet. CNN notes that Ken Shimizu, more commonly known by his screen name Shimiken, is Japan’s “king of porn” and a new restaurateur. His Tokyo restaurant, Curry Shop Shimizu, is getting a lot of attention for its curry dish that supposedly mimics actual poop. Hiroki Okada, the restaurant’s manager, explains that the restaurant is an “attempt to satisfy an unlikely lifelong desire to find out what excrement tastes like.”

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The curry—which “deliberately mimics the texture and flavor of feces”—is brown, sloppy, and stinky. It takes a slew of ingredients to create the poopiness including onion, minced chicken, bitter gourd, cocoa powder, carrot, bitter green tea, and curry powder. The restaurant adds kusaya, “a sun-dried salted horse mackerel that gives off the smell of dog dung,” for an extra pungent kick. To really drive the point home, the curry is served in a toilet bowl.

While Okada doesn’t claim to have done any research into the taste of excrement for the restaurant, he says that Shimiken is already a bonafide expert. The Daily Mail notes that the porn star allegedly got his start in a film where he ate feces. Okada alleges that since then “Shimiken has eaten feces many times — 250 people’s — so he can examine whether the curry taste the same as the real thing.”


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So can a restaurant that sells poop curry really sustain itself? Okado says that since the curry house opened in August, it has developed a roster of loyal customers, some of whom “visit the restaurant every day.” The team behind the curry restaurant adds that of the 300 customers that visited the restaurant in its first month, over 90 percent have managed to slurp their toilet bowls of poop curry clean.

While that may be the case, the concept still appears difficult to swallow even in a country that is very accepting of err, non-traditional, takes on popular dishes: Japan is home to a spa that offers pork broth-based ramen baths, after all. But even bathing with gooey and slimy noodles for the sake of beauty is tame compared to seeking out, paying for, and eating feces mimicking curry on purpose.


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[via CNN]

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