- MVNYC Jan 28, 2011 06:30 PM
Had another great meal at the sushi bar at Inase tonight.
Started with shiokara because theirs is good and I love it. Goes great with beer.
Ordered the sushi special set. Was served in pairs of two all with their own tare
Fluke & Fluke Fin---Very fresh and the fluke fin was nice and crunchy
Sayori w ginger & Aji with thinly sliced red onion--Amazingly good
Ama-ebi & Kohada-- The ama ebi from Maine was very fresh and a good solid kohada.
O-toro & soy marinated Maguro--Both stellar, the maguro had an amazing texture
Uni & Ikura--Uni from San Diego was top quality, the Ikura was marinated in house and good but it isn't the season.
Bonus piece Kazunoko (herring roe)--I had has this only once before many years ago. Amazingly good, the konbu really came through in the piece and I had to order another.
Afterwards I was served the fried sayori skeleton and head along with some tamago. I love this, so i was in heaven
Negi Toro roll--Usually this is a scraps roll of the toro but there were good chunks of the fish in it.
A wonderful meal that I would recommend to all on the UES. Just make sure they know you prefer Japanese style sushi.
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Just this evening I was suggesting to a friend who lives on the UES to check out Inase...I think you mean "sayori", which is needlefish and a hikarimono that might be paired with aji...."Zuke", which is marinated maguro, is usually served when fresh tuna is not available. Little surprising this would be served as part of a set on a Friday night. Usually served at lunch or on day when fish market is closed. But you can't go wrong with o-toro.