Tuna Pastel Drawing by Chef Kaz Matsune (Originally posted on Quora.com) Let's start with Yellowfin and Bigeye. What's marked in green is suitable for Sashimi. Tuna uses its tail to swim, so the tail meat is the leanest, containing the least amount of fat, therefore tastes less flavorful compared to the belly. Here is a side view of Yellowfin tuna. In the bottom right part, you see white tendon, which is too tough to chew. Because Yellowfin does not grow big enough to store f
300kg/661lbs. Blue Fin Tuna was caught in Wakayama, Japan on February 26, 2015. The Tuna was 2.4 meters in length (7.86ft.) and sold for JP¥3million (US$253,000). If served sashimi, it is worth 1,500 servings. #Tuna #News
Maguro/Tuna is undeniably the most popular sushi item in the world, while many say that Toro/Tuna Belly is the King of sushi.
The highly prized toro also comes with high price - $50/lbs. to $100/lbs. at a fish market, which makes one piece of sushi anywhere from $10 - $30 easily at a reputable sushi bar.
Despite it's popularity, tuna was not widely consumed in Japan until Edo period (1603-).
Two main reasons being: Tuna used to be called "Shibi" in Japanese. It has the
(Photo from asahi.com) The annual first tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market was held on Sunday January 5th in Tokyo.
Last year’s price, $1.5M for tuna drew many criticisms that the price was simply getting too out of control.
This year’s price of $75,000 for a tuna (still over $500/lbs.) is about 1/20 of last year’s price.
The price of tuna sold at this first trade is not a representation of the rest of the tuna sold at the market. It is more ceremonial than an actual t