We had this fish yesterday at Uzu Izakaya in Shizuoka City as our second sashimi plate: Kinmedai/金目鯛.
Kinmedai/金目鯛 in Japanese means “Golden Eyes Seabream”.
It is a fish genus common all over the world, but with varying quality level.
This kinmedai was caught off the Izu Peninsula in the Western part of Shizuoka Prefecture.
Izu Peninsula is considered one of the best areas for that particular fish (it has different names in other regions!).
It was served cut in small rectangular pieces with a deep indent in the middle where you can insert the freshly grated wasabi (from along the Abe River in Shizuoka City) for better chopsticks manipulation and utmost appreciation.
The flesh is so tender it almost melts inside your mouth. The taste is sublime for a fish which is not considered as expensive here. (which shows you can enjoy sashimi and sushi at very reasonable prices! Jibe for people spending fortunes in Tokyo and abroad! LOL).
Generally speking fish is readily available and reasonble for all budgets in our Prefecture.
I feel like a lucky b…..d!
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I cooked simmered kinme dai. http://milukiriu2012.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/kinme-dai%E9%87%91%E7%9B%AE%E9%AF%9Bsplendid-alfonsino-winter-fish-in-japan/