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.
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?"
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.