Posts Tagged ‘Sushi’

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 […]

Blast From The Past: Blowtorched Sushi Is Back at Uni

Back in 2004, Y&H alum Todd Kliman wrote about the scintillating fare at Uni: A Sushi Place, former Sushi-Ko chef James Tan's then-new restaurant near Dupont Circle. At the time, Kliman, now the restaurant critic at Washingtonian, seemed particularly taken with Tan's use of the blowtorch: A few seconds of torching and an otherwise conventional […]

This Is Why Menus Have Raw Or Undercooked Food Warnings

Here's a little more info about that reported salmonella outbreak that has sickened some 90 people across 19 states and right here in D.C. A spokesperson for the D.C. Department of Health confirms at least two cases of salmonella poisoning in the District. Exactly what caused the salmonellosis is unclear and no other details are […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Skip The Spicy Tuna Edition

Spicy tuna rolls are "highly suspect" in salmonella outbreak affecting 19 states and D.C. [WTOP] Pizzaro has quietly opened in Shaw. [Prince of Petworth] More details on the new Maple, now open in Columbia Heights [Dining Bisnow] Here's a reason to visit America Eats Tavern [Don Rockwell] D.C.'s 2nd Annual American Lamb Jam is May […]

Chef Kaz Okochi Talks Sushi With Kojo Nnamdi

Kaz Okochi, chef and co-owner of Kaz Sushi Bistro, is the foodie guest du jour on The Kojo Nnamdi Show this afternoon on WAMU 88.5 FM, discussing the culinary history and future of raw fish preparation in the U.S. Y&H alum and current WaPo scribe Tim Carman, author of a recent piece on shifting standards […]

V Street, Meet Sake

Construction is now underway at the future site of Izakaya Seki, the planned 40-seat Japanese bar and restaurant, located in the former Spott's Barber Shop space at 1117 V Street NW. That much is certain. Exactly when you'll be able to eat there isn't quite clear yet. "I don't know when we're opening," says proprietor […]

Yo! More Sushi! London’s Conveyor-Belt Fish Chain Plans Second D.C. Location

London's emphatically branded YO!Sushi chain, known for its snaky conveyor belt-style of service, is opening an outpost in D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood. The new location is situated inside a vacant storefront right beside the Chinese Friendship arch, according to the Washington Post. Last September, a local franchisee announced plans to set up as many as 10 […]

Puffer Piece: The Hamilton Vows to Wow (Fugu or No Fugu)

Jason Zheng is hankering to get his hands on some fugu. That’s Japanese for pufferfish or blowfish, perhaps the world’s most notorious seafood. Sure, it’s potentially poisonous. If prepared improperly, it contains a neurotoxin that’s reportedly about a thousand times more deadly than cyanide. (And that’s the conservative figure.) But it’s also supposed to be […]

Here’s One Restaurant Opening The Real Mayor Gray Might Actually Attend

The guys at Taylor Gourmet pulled-off a bit of a fast one on Tuesday with an advertised "mayoral ribbon cutting" at their new shop on 14th Street NW. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray didn't actually attend. Instead, services were conducted by some "mayors" of Foursquare. Whatever the hell that means. “We got a good laugh," co-owner […]

Sushi, Ramen & Hanger Steak Poutine: Things to Expect at The Hamilton, Opening Dec. 18

"Wouldn't this be a cool place to grab a burger at lunchtime?" asks Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's Restaurant Group. He's leaning against a long wooden counter running the length of a massive window overlooking bustling 14th Street NW in downtown D.C. We're hanging out in the main bar area of The Hamilton, the Clyde's […]

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