Scallions, or “negi” in Japanese, make for a fantastic addition to yellowtail. Many of our new customers in Toronto put off trying this type of kosher sushi because of the unfamiliar combination. Once they try it, though, they are often hooked.
The scallions complement the yellowtail perfectly, and the combination can be seasoned with any variety of spices and condiments. We typically serve it with a unique ponzu sauce that brings the dish together. While the yellowtail dominates the dish while the scallions and sauce support it, this also comes with micro greens, adding to the health benefits that you get out of it.
Those who are concerned with conservation will be glad to know that the word “Hamachi” is often used interchangeably with “yellowtail”. Such usage is incorrect. While it is true that all Hamachi are yellowtail, not all yellowtail are Hamachi. Hamachi strictly refers to yellowtail that are farmed. This eliminates concerns about conservation, whether the yellowtail faces threats of overfishing, and whether other types of fish or other sea creatures are harmed in the process.
Because of the high oil content in Hamachi, it is best to eat this kosher sushi dish with Ponzu instead. If you try to use soy sauce, you will quickly find that the oils in the flesh repel it. Wasabi is also quite popular among this fish, which is classified as a “luxury fish”.
While we highly recommend this delicious dish, we also suggest that you consider having a flavored beverage with it, at least the first time. When you consume it, you can expect to have an aftertaste. Some people like this, though others prefer to get rid of it quickly.
Why not stop by our Toronto location to pick up some of this delicious kosher sushi option? We don’t think you’ll go a week without having it a second time!