Saturday, September 25, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
On top, Kampachi. It has a firm texture, with less fat than the one below.
Below is Hamachi, with more fat, and softer texture.
When the restaurant says simply "yellowtail", it is most often Hamachi, as it is the more popular one in the US. However, in Japan, they are equally popular, just recognized as two different fish.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Horse Mackerel from Fukuoka
Baby Spotted Sardine (Shinko) from Kumamoto
Baby Kou Squid (Shin Ika) from Toyama
About Sanma = Pike Mackerel
Sanma used to be the fish of the common people when I was a child. It would be the main dish of the dinner table so often that I used to complain "Agai--n?!?". It has since then become more expensive. Nowadays, we get excited waiting for the appearance towards the end of the summer, but it is a fish symbolizing the season of fall (Global climate change is here also changing things...). It is very nice raw, but the best is just grilled (with its guts intact).
Friday, September 3, 2010
The taste of the fish changes with its size.
This gnome fish is enormous, more than 10 lbs. It is the first time we see such a big one.
From experience, gnome fish is more fatty when they are bigger in size. But in general, most fish has the right size to eat and when it is too big, the taste may not be right. We will see about this one tonight.
Golden Eye Snapper from Chiba
This is not a baby golden eye snapper, it has more than 2 lbs. Is just looks small in comparison to the above gnome fish. This one is definitely a good size to eat.
The gnome fish is making it look like a baby...