+
General Discussion

Observations from an Omakase Meal

Kurtis | May 4, 201506:52 PM    

1. I felt that the rice for nigiri was more cooked through when served over more aged fish, and less aged/fish with more texture were served with rice that had more al dente/toothy bite to the grain of rice. The chef also seem to pack it more densely for the less aged ones vs with more aged fish the rice seems bit loose.

2. For nigiri part of the meal, the chef seems to serve more aged fish first and progressed to less aged ones; this seems be the trend as there were a few items out of the order.

I don't have a lot of experiences, but my recent meal at a reputable place in NYC made me think about this experience a bit more in depth. I wonder if these observation has any truth to them, and if so it would be interesting to learn about the reasons behind them.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners
Guides

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners

by Greg Stegeman | The weather is getting nicer, Memorial Day is on the horizon, and summer is right around the corner...

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories
Guides

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories

by Jen Wheeler | If you're in the market for a new grill, grill brush, or basically any other BBQ tool, grill accessory...

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country
Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

by Greg Stegeman | Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of...

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?
Guides

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?

by Joey Skladany | As a self-proclaimed sauce connoisseur and fan of barbecue varieties specifically, I was more than...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.