Take-out/”Demae” Series (3)


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In Japanese take-out or take-away translates as “demae”/出前.
It is a practical way to take home sushi from your favourite sushi bar if you do not have the time to eat there or if you want to appease your better (worse?) half for eating out without her/his permission!
Mind you, not all sushi restaurants will accept to ake them, especially the ones upscale. Unless they already know you and that you will eat their sushi early enough.

The above picture shows a take-out I ordered at Sushi Ko in Shizuoka City:
From top to bottom, left to right:
Maguro Zuke/Marinated Tuna (x4),
Hotate?Clams (x2), Sakura Ebi/Sakura Shrimp (x2) (do not expect the last fresh and raw outside Shizuoka Prefecture!)

Sushi Ko Sashimi Set


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We had this Sashimi Set (actually we had two as we were six of us!) at Sushi Ko Restaurant in Shizuoka last night, one of my top three favourite Sushi Restaurants in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Of course we had quite a few other morsels, but this should give a good idea of waht to expect in a good Sushi restaurant in our dear Prefecture!
Incidentally, all prices are clearly stated on wooden slats on the walls!
Top to bottom, left to right:
Hotate/Clams, Buri/Yellowtail, kanpachi/Amberjack, Tachiuo/Scabbard Fish, Akamai/Lean Tuna.
Sake/Salmon, Katsuo, Bonito, Aji/Saurel-Horse mackerel, House-made Zaru Dofu/Tofu.

Sushi Ko
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae Cho, 2-3-1 (Aoba Koen)
Tel.: 054-2512898
Business hours: 17:00~25:00. 17:00~23:00 on Sundays
Closed on Wednesdays
Reservations advised
Credit Cards OK

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Sashimi Set: Cuttlefish/Ika


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Not a great picture, I must admit. But I was in hurry and had no time to arrange it on a plate before my wife jumped on it!
This is a Sashimi Set I bought at Parche Supermarket inside Shizuoka JR Station yesterday evening for less than 10 US$.
There was enough for 2~4 people. It includes all the edible parts of one “yari-ika”:
From top to bottom, left to right:
Tail “fins” slightly boiled, slightly grilled main body “cone”, main body “cone” raw.
Cuttlefish strips rolled with seaweed raw, “ika somen”/ main body cone cut in long thin strips raw, tentacles/”geso” raw.

Take-out/”Demae” Series (2)


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In Japanese take-out or take-away translates as “demae”/出前.
It is a practical way to take home sushi from your favourite sushi bar if you do not have the time to eat there or if you want to appease your better (worse?) half for eating out without her/his permission!
Mind you, not all sushi restaurants will accept to ake them, especially the ones upscale. Unless they already know you and that you will eat their sushi early enough.

The above picture shows a take-out I ordered at Sushi Ko in Shizuoka City:
Form left to right, top to bottom:
Tai/Seabream Nigiri (x2), Hirame/Sole Nigiri (x2),
Menegi/Thin leek sprouts (x4), Anago/Conger Eel Nigiri (x2), Sakura ( Horsemeat)

Fugu at Suehiro-Hamanako no Megumi


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No this is not the day’s laundry, but the skins of the fugu/globefish that had just been dressed yesterday by Mr. Yokota at Suehiro-Hamanako no Megumi Sushi Restaurant in Hamamatsu City!
The fish were caught in Hamano Lake in the morning, so one could not expect anything fresher!
Mrs. Yokota has the government license to cut and dress fugu, and since I’m still alive this morning, I suppose it is the proof she is very proficient at her art!
Contrary to what many people think, she explained that it is not only the female fish ovaries that contain mortal poison but also the mal fish liver. There are over 100 varieties of fugu/globefish in Japan and almost all of them are poisonous, so beware!
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Incidentally the skin of the fish is edible and is usually served in thin stripes either raw with grated daikon or grilled on a stick.
But I had come mainly for the nigiri I had ordered over internet, served with thin leeks strips between the shari (rice) and neta (topping) with a little momiji oroshi/grated daikon with chili pepper. Bliss!
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People tend to forget that fugu makes for a great treat deep-fried or as tempura. Just eat them with your fingers and suck on the bones!
Simply extarvagant morsels with sake!

SUEHIRO-HAMANAKO NO MEGUMII AJI
Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, suyama Cho, 360-6
Tel.: 053-452-6288
Business Hours: 11:30-13:30&17:00-22:00
Closed on every Wednesday and second Tuesday

Take-out/”Demae” Series (1)


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In Japanese take-out or take-away translates as “demae”/出前.
It is a practical way to take home sushi from your favourite sushi bar if you do not have the time to eat there or if you want to appease your better (worse?) half for eating out without her/his permission!
Mind you, not all sushi restaurants will accept to ake them, especially the ones upscale. Unless they already know you and that you will eat their sushi early enough.

The above picture shows a take-out I ordered at Sushi Ko in Shizuoka City:
-ika-mentaiko-shiso maki: roll containg raw cuttle-fish, cod roe preserved in chili pepper (for my wife, as I do not like it personally) and perilla leaf
-botan ebi nigiri: botan ebi is a large type of prawn very sweet raw topped with its blue roe (only in season!)
-natto-ume-shiso maki: roll containing fermented beans, pickled Japanese plum and perilla leaf (I’m sure Allison will like that particular roll!)

More to come!

Home-style Donburi


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You do not have to go to a Japanese restaurant or sushi bar to eat “donburi” if you happen to have a wife who not only likes them but can also concoct them!
In short, my better (worse?) half came up with following for lunch:

Plain steamed rice topped with slices of “akami”/ lean tuna part, avocado salad with mayonnaise and wasabi pickles (the latter provided a nice balance with a spicy touch), boiled sirasu/whitebait sprinkled with “hijiki” seaweed and “tobikko”/flying fish roe.
The tobikko added a nice colour finish touh. It is quite cheap down here in Shizuoka City. From I saw on Chuckeats Blog, it seems quite a treat over there in the U.S.!
I poured a little Shizuoka-made wasabi dressing on top. This dressing is a lot milder than pure grated wasabi with a little sweetness which combines well with the fish!