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May 22, 2005 01:33 PM


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One Japanese dish I particularly like is tekka-don. This is basically sashimi tuna served on a bed of sushi rice, with seaweed, wasabi and ginger. Many Japanese restaurants serve chirashi, which is the same thing with assorted seafood in place of the tuna, but very few seem to have tekka-don. Can anyone recommend any places in Metro that do serve it?

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  1. I'm not sure if this is what you are talking about as Japanese food is not my forte. I Love Sushi has something similar on their menu. It's called Spicy Tuna Bowl and is described as "Spicy Tuna Salad Mix on Rice with Special Dressing." I've included the website.



    1. I'm not sure if you know this, but the word Tekka is japanese for tuna. Just ask somewhere if you don't see it on the menu and they'll generally make it for you.

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      1. re: Kate

        And I believe don means rice, therefore tekka don = tuna and rice.



        1. re: Kate

          Nope. Tekka(lit. "molten iron")refers to the deep red colour of the fish, not the tuna itself. Don(buri)is just a "bowl" presentation of whatever. Tekkadon is a nice old dish, albeit a pricey one given the amount of sushi-grade tuna required . Usually the slices are arranged radially atop the rice with rose of sliced tuna in the middle.

        2. Tokyo Kitchen has a good tekka-don, and is Japanese run.