Monday, December 17, 2012

Sushi - Are you getting what you are paying for?

Is what you are eating really what you think it is? Seafood fraud is pervasive, and the sushi you think you are eating may really be a different fish than you think.

http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/12/17/sushi-are-you-getting-what-you-are-paying-for/

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Genji Express (AKA Whole Foods) Sushi Calories

Nutritional Information

For those of you who are Genji Express lovers (Most Whole Foods serve their sushi) Here is some nutritional information for their sushi items.

All data can now be found at Sushifaq.com - sushi and sashimi calories.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Massive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off Nova Scotia

A gigantic bluefin tuna, destined for sushi plates around the world, has been caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. Over 20,000 pieces of sushi will come from this fish.

http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/11/28/massive-bluefin-tuna-caught-off-nova-scotia/

Sunday, November 25, 2012

1,000 pound tuna caught off Nova Scotia. That's a lot of sushi!

Tuna can grow big. Really big. Canadian Marc Towers, 30, recently caught a tuna so large that they had to tie a rope around the fish to bring it ashore. He fought the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia, and realized it was too large to pull into the boat.

While not a record breaker, this huge fish will no doubt end up on the plates of Japanese sushi aficionados, and will fetch a hefty price. Being a bluefin tuna, the increasingly endangered species, it will command a hefty price in Japan, where the flavorful sushi made from its deep red flesh is much sought after. I hope they enjoy it as in 10 years or so there will be no more bluefin tuna to catch in the Atlantic as the species is so close to commercial extinction that the only toro to be found will be from the odd fisherman who is lucky enough to catch one while trolling.
Marc Towers, 30, wrestled with the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238284/Anyone-sushi-Fisherman-catches-1-000lb-tuna-make-20-000-pieces-delicacy.html#ixzz2DHN4ak2v
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Marc Towers, 30, wrestled with the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238284/Anyone-sushi-Fisherman-catches-1-000lb-tuna-make-20-000-pieces-delicacy.html#ixzz2DHN4ak2v
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Marc Towers, 30, wrestled with the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238284/Anyone-sushi-Fisherman-catches-1-000lb-tuna-make-20-000-pieces-delicacy.html#ixzz2DHN4ak2v
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Marc Towers, 30, wrestled with the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238284/Anyone-sushi-Fisherman-catches-1-000lb-tuna-make-20-000-pieces-delicacy.html#ixzz2DHN4ak2v
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sushi for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is most often associated with turkey, however I spent my Thanksgiving indulging in all you can eat sushi. Rather than making a mess at home, I went to a buffet at a rather nice hotel with a buffet, and while there were a plethora of choices, All I could really focus on was the sushi. From salmon sashimi to escolar (often called "super white tuna," even though it has nothing to do with the tuna species) I gorged on sushi most of the afternoon.

Mamosas and and bowl of ikura topped off the afternoon, and while I wasn't sure how the dinner would progress, progress it did. A rest composed of conversation and laughter, and then back to the sushi bar we went. My son, an avid sushi fan, piled his plate high with salmon sashimi and nori maki, while I stuck to nigiri sushi and sashimi, and a few different styles of tuna. Unfortunately there was no toro to be found, but that's to be expected at a buffet. The good stuff doesn't come out unless the wallet opens wide, and at a prix fixe meal, you can be sure to find only the basics.

The sushi was pretty good, and it was a very pleasant thanksgiving, even without the traditional turkey. It may be something that we will do again next year. No clean up, no hassle, and good food with good people. We can still give thanks with a plateful of sushi as well as we can with the turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Buy sushi grade albacore tuna

Albacore tuna, also known as shiro maguro (white tuna) by the Japanese, is an extremely versatile fish that is delightful as sashimi, but may also be smoked, grilled, or broiled. Not to be confused with super white tuna (escolar or butterfish), albacore tuna is heart healthy fish that is mild in flavor and less firm than yellowfin tuna. Some chefs prefer to make the meat seem firmer by searing the outside of the entire albacore fillet, and immediately immersing in cold water. This technique tightens the flesh and intensifies the flavor for albacore sushi fans who prefer a more steak-like texture.

http://www.sushinut.com/sushi-fish/albacore-tuna

My dinner with Nobu

My summary review of Nobu. While Nobu is a great restaurant, you can still find great sushi without the hype.

http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/08/21/my-dinner-with-nobu/

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sushi grade yellowtail (hamachi)

A great place to buy yellowtail (hamachi). Yellowtail, or hamachi, is a fatty, delicate fish raised specifically for sushi and sashimi in Japan. A relative of tuna, hamachi is known as an “affluent” fish; much like Kobe beef, they are raised in a relaxed, pampered environment promoting a fatty and delicate texture. The benefit of farming is a higher fat content and improved quality of meat.

http://www.sushinut.com/sushi-fish/yellowtail-hamachi

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Buy sushi grade ahi tuna (Maguro)

Ahi Tuna, also know as Yellowfin Tuna or Maguro, is the most popular sushi ingredient in America. Our Maguro is extremely tender and sweet, making it perfect for sushi and sashimi. One of the healthiest choices among sushi grade fish, our Ahi Tuna is cut from the fish loin (akami), the same used in restaurants for nigiri.

http://www.sushinut.com/sushi-fish/ahi-tuna-maguro

The definitive guide to sushi, sashimi, making sushi at home and it's calorie and nutritional information

The Sushi FAQ is devoted to sushi and sashimi. Learn about its health benefits, nutritional information (calories), and how to make sushi at home.

http://www.sushifaq.com/

The Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Eating Sushi

The Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Eating Sushi, because your health and aesthetic life will be forever changed.

http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2011/09/18/the-top-10-reasons-to-eat-sushi/

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

The largets sushi scallop (hotategai) you've ever seen

If you like scallop sushi (hotategai) than you'll have to see the size of this scallop to believe it.

http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/07/23/the-largest-sushi-scallop-hotategai-youve-ever-seen/

SushiNut

Sushinut.com offers an excellent selection of premium sushi grade fish, sushi kits, sushi equipment, and sushi making accessories for making sushi at home.

http://www.sushinut.com/

The Sushi FAQ - The Ultimate Guide to Sushi

The Sushi FAQ is devoted to sushi, sashimi, and related Japanese food. Learn all about sushi and sashimi and its health benefits, as well as how to make sushi at home.

http://www.sushifaq.com/

What is omakase sushi?

What is omakase sushi? Omakase describes a particularly unique dining experience, where you are in the hands of the sushi chef.

http://www.sushifaq.com/basic-sushi-experience-information/omakase-sushi/

Saturday, March 24, 2012

make sushi at home

There is a nice write up of an evening of making sushi at home at Sushi Otaku. If you get the right ingredients it's not hard, and is a great way to have an entertaining evening eating sushi without the expense of going out to a restaurant. Plus, you get to use your hands! If you are the kind of person who wants to give it a whirl, I highly recommend trying to make sushi at home and experimenting. You won't regret it. Just make sure you buy the sushi grade fish from the right place and not your grocery store.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A new player in the sushi world

There is a new player on the field who deserves some attention..... Sushinut.com where you can buy sushi grade fish online that is high quality and delivered to your door in perfect condition. I've been trying them out and have given them the thumbs up, including other people's thumbs. Nice work, guys! I love their maguro, hamachi, and of course their salmon. The dry ice was even intact when I received my package, which is a testament to their shipping practices. I recommend sushi nut to every sushi lover out there if you have an interest in making sushi at home and are looking for great quality ingredients.