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“The World of Edomae Sushi”October⑤Tairagai (Japanese pen shell)

Tairagai (Japanese pen shell) The amber-colored delight “Tairagai” (Japanese pen shell) means “flat shells” from the way the shells actually look, also known as “tairagi”. The width of the shell is up to around 30 cm, which is big for edible bivalves. The adductor, found only one in each shell, is used for sushi, which […]

Posted 2018/11/24
“The World of Edomae Sushi”October⑥Maguro(Tuna)

Maguro(Tuna) Rich and mellow This day the master of Ginza Sushi Suzuki, Mr. Takahisa Suzuki, had a block of “harakami” (extra fatty part on the abdomen near the gills). “This is ‘harakami’ of a 165 kilo ‘maguro’ (tuna). I personally believe about 150 kilos is the best as for both taste and aroma. So this […]

Posted 2018/11/24
“The World of Edomae Sushi”October④Saba Bo-zushi (Rod-shaped mackerel sushi)

Saba Bo-zushi (Rod-shaped mackerel sushi) Most may imagine “oshi-zushi” or “battera” (kinds of pressed sushi) of Kansai area from the name “saba bo-zushi” (rod-shaped mackerel sushi) but bo-zushi has also existed in Edomae sushi before the Meiji Period. To make Kansai style bo-zushi, sushi rice is pressed hard in a particular wooden box while the […]

Posted 2018/11/24
“The World of Edomae Sushi”October③Hamaguri (Hard clam)

Hamaguri (Hard clam) The overflowing savor “Hamaguri” (hard clam) is one of the classics of Edomae sushi. Unlike “akagai” (ark shell), hamaguri is not served raw but lightly boiled and flavored with special sauce. The sauce is made with broth from broiling hamaguri. “Here I add Japanese sake, soy sauce and crystallized brown sugar to […]

Posted 2018/11/09
“The World of Edomae Sushi”October②Shirakawa (White tilefish)

Shirakawa (White tilefish) Almost extinct tilefish that shines silvery white Although commonly called “shirakawa”, the official name is “shiro-amadai” (white tilefish). It is said to be the most delicious among all kinds of “amadai” (tilefish) found in the seas around Japan, shining mysteriously silvery white, very rarely seen at any market. It is known as […]

Posted 2018/11/09
“The World of Edomae Sushi”October①Buri (Yellowtail)

Buri (Yellowtail) The sweet experience only for this season “Buri” (yellowtail) has different names for each stages of growth so it is called “shusse-uo” which means “fish that climb up the ladder”. Those about 20cm are called “wakashi”, 40cm “inada”, 60cm “warasa”, and especially bigger ones above 1m are called “buri” at fish markets in […]

Posted 2018/11/09