Los Angeles Sushi spot caught serving whale after Oscars

Los Angeles Sushi restaurant "The Hump" was caught serving whale sushi to the makers of the documentary "The Cove"( documentary about dolphin hunting in Japan) according toan article in the New York Times. It is illegal to eat whales in America and the owners can be put in jail and fined up to $20,000.

I have not eaten a whale(Kujira) for many years, and although I have surfed with some dolphins recently, I have not taken a bite out of any of them, and they haven't tried to bite me...we have an agreement.

When I was young, in the 70s and 80s it was very common to have whale meat in school lunches in Japan. It was kind of stinky.
There are Kujira restaurants that serve several courses of different kinds of whale dishes. Whale sashimi and whale bacon are the most popular ones.

If you are wondering what whale tastes like....it's pretty close to horse.