Posts Tagged ‘Sushi Taro’

“Poisonous” Japanese Tora-Fugu Season Is Here

The Japanese delicacy of tora-fugu, a species of blowfish with deadly poison in its organs, recently returned to the menus at Kaz Sushi Bistro and Sushi Taro. At Kaz, chef/owner Kaz Okochi prepares a five-course fugu feast for $150 per person. A limited number of reservations for groups of two or four are available by […]

Try Super Rare Golden Bigeye Tuna at Sushi Taro This Week

Golden Bigeye Tuna is apparently so rare that Sushi Taro chef/owner Nobu Yamazaki had never even heard of it. But today, he'll receive the fish—a 138-pound tuna line-caught off the coast of the Philippines—from distributor Samuels and Son Seafood. In a press release in honor of the lone fish, the distributor called it "one of the world's […]

A Look at Sushi Taro’s $138 Tora-Fugu Menu

This week's print column breaks down the myths around the poisonous Japanese blowfish known as tora-fugu. The delicacy was arguably made famous by a Simpsons episode in which Homer thinks he has only 24 hours to live after an amateur cook butchers the fish. (If you haven't watched it, do it now.) One refrain I […]

Blown Away? Poisonous Japanese Tora-Fugu Is Rare, Expensive, and Almost Flavorless

My first bite of tora-fugu, the Japanese species of blowfish containing deadly poison in its organs, is the skin. The gelatinous delicacy is thinly sliced like noodles, with seaweed, grated daikon, and a ponzu sauce, and is part of Sushi Taro’s 10-course, $138 fugu tasting menu. I’m not dead yet. Next up is sashimi, sliced […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Diner Rumors Edition

Some wild theories about the future of Capital City Diner. [#dinerrumors] Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn is back on TV again. [Eater] Get the empanadas at Fujimar. [Post] Barcelona Wine Bar is coming to 14th Street NW. [Twitter] Sushi Taro's regular Thursday ramen special is canceled this week. [Twitter] Toki Underground will be closed on […]

The Sourcing Game: Are Those Crawfish from Louisiana or China?

Customers were shelling out for those "Louisiana" crawfish You can lay your hands on just about anything in D.C. Endangered bluefin tuna? Go to Sushi Taro (where the guilt is almost as rich as the fish). Genuine Japanese kobe? Head to BLT Steak (where you'll shell out $26 per ounce for the buttery beef). Wild […]

Once and For All, Makoto Does Not Specialize in Kaiseki Cuisine

This is embarrassing — for Y&H and for many other sources that have consistently equated the dishes served at Makoto to the more formal kaiseki dining found in Japan. I spoke with Michiko Lecuyer, a manager at Makoto, who assured me that the tiny Palisades restaurant does not specialize in kaiseki. Rather, Lecuyer says after […]

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