FOR a whole host of reasons, the very suggestion of eating raw horse may stir up a variety of emotions in some people, from disgust to outrage.
Some may feel horse is no different to a sheep or a cow, and have no problem in eating and enjoying it. But, for those who object it’s completley understood. So, for the curious, the meat is incredibly soft, so soft in fact that it resembles the texture of raw fish; no effort is required to bite through the flesh. The taste is also quite subtle and pleasant. There are a few restaurants where you can try basashi around town, such as Torimatsu in Kutchan and Rin in lower Hirafu.