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“The World of Edomae Sushi”August④Four kinds of uni (Sea urchin)

Four kinds of uni (Sea urchin) A selection of uni from around Japan Sushi Watanabe at Arakicho, Yotsuya is known for serving four kinds of “uni” (sea urchin) from all different areas in a little rice bowl. In summer, when uni fishery is at its peak, many uni lovers gather here. “You might think uni […]

Posted 2018/09/24
“The World of Edomae Sushi”August③Kijihata (Red spotted grouper)

Kijihata (Red spotted grouper) Main fish of kaiseki cuisine “Kijihata” (red spotted grouper) is a small-sized grouper caught in the Seto Inland Sea and the Sea of Japan, not very familiar in the Kanto area but valued in Kansai. In Kyoto and Osaka, kijihata has a different name “akou” and equally valued as the precious […]

Posted 2018/09/09
“The World of Edomae Sushi”August②Kisu (Whiting)

Kisu (Whiting) Refreshing aroma like summer sea breeze “Kisu” (whiting) is a general term for fish in the Sillaginidae family of the order Percifomes. There are several kinds caught in the coast of Japan such as “hoshi-gisu” (trumpeter whiting) or “ao-gisu” (small scale whiting) but when they say kisu in Edomae sushi it indicates “shiro-gisu” […]

Posted 2018/09/09
“The World of Edomae Sushi”August①Shima-aji (Striped jack)

Shima-aji (Striped jack) Unbelievably rich taste for white fish “Shima-aji” (striped jack) is the king of summer white fish. A lot of fat but no fishiness, the elegant and light taste is very attractive. Especially wild-caught shima-aji is considered the most valuable in the market as well. “Definitely non-farmed, without a doubt,” says the master […]

Posted 2018/09/09
“The World of Edomae Sushi” About Sushi in August

August is when fish that live in the warm seas of subtropical and temperate zones, such as “shima-aji” (striped jack), “hiramasa” (yellowtail amberjack), “kanpachi” (greater amberjack) become very delicious. Especially non-farmed shima-aji is highly valued, storing rich nutrients before the spawning season, often said to be the best of summer white fish. “Shinko” (baby konoshiro […]

Posted 2018/09/09
“The World of Edomae Sushi”August, Featuring Sushi Watanabe,Yotsuya-Arakicho

Sushi Watanabe,Yotsuya-Arakicho Top class popular sushi restaurant in Yotsuya, Arakicho, one of the very competitive areas for fine sushi restaurants. The master, Mr. Masayasu Watanabe, has training experience at a traditional Japanese restaurant in Kyoto. His exceptional knife technique, great sense, and the best quality ingredients the master looks for himself all around Japan go […]

Posted 2018/09/07