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Shako (squilla) sushi?

kenito799 Jul 13, 2006 02:20 PM

Anybody know a good spot, or when shako is in season?

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  1. bigmackdaddy RE: kenito799 Jul 21, 2006 01:19 AM

    Taro sushi in Brooklyn on Dean Street between 5th Avenue and Flatbush. The owner usually gets it on the week-ends when in season. I like the ones with the roe inside.

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      kenito799 RE: bigmackdaddy Jul 28, 2006 04:46 PM

      Thanks--I have seen that you are a big fan of Taro and I will definitely try it out. Just had a fantastic meal at Yasuda so my palate has been properly calibrated. Do you know when shako is in season? A Japanese friend asked me if I know where to find it.

    2. Silverjay RE: kenito799 Jul 29, 2006 03:19 AM

      I'm pretty sure shako season, in Japan at least, is late spring and early summer. BTW, what's with the afinity for it? In the words of a trusted sushi-hound friend- "Why eat shako when you can just eat ebi?"

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        kenito799 RE: Silverjay Jul 29, 2006 12:38 PM

        I have never tried it--a Japanese friend asked me if I know a place to get it. She also asked me about ama-ebi and I LOVE that, with fried head on the side, I have really enjoyed it at Taka in the W Vill and Ise on Pine St. I gave her that info already.

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