Maeda Special Sushi

Ten pieces of sushi and a Tuna Roll…

Depending on seasonal availability, it usually consists of:

Fatty or Medium Fatty Tuna, two pieces of Tuna, two kinds of white fish, one Yellowtail, one clam, one Eel, one Sea Urchin or Salmon Roe sushi, Egg sashimi, and one Tuna Roll.

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Nine pieces of sushi and a Tuna Roll…

Depending on seasonal availability, it usually consists of:

Fatty of Medium Fatty Tuna, two kinds of white fish, one Tuna, one Egg, one Salmon Roe, one Shrimp, one Yellowtail, one Salmon sushi, and one Tuna Roll.

Chu-Toro - Meium Fatty Tuna 

ChuToro is the moderately fat meat of a tuna.  A blue fin tuna yields Akami (red meat), Chu-Toro, and OhToro (pink meat with a large fat content), and chu-toro is usually found near the skin on the back and belly.  Many connoisseurs prefer chu-toro because it combines the lighter but deep, slightly bitter flavor of an akami with the sweet tenderness of an oh-toro.  Sometimes you will find a cut of chu-toro with a gradation of red from the deep red to pink (lean to fatty). 

“Many think the oh-toro from belly of a tuna is the best, but I love the chu-toro from near the back of the body.  It has great flavor and not stringy at all, just smooth.”  Chef Maeda