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Dec 10, 2012 05:36 PM

tamago to go from kiriko

anyone know if one can grab a whole platter or slab of that to-go. i beyond fucking love that stuff.

though the few pieces of toros i had on my last visit were quite grand too.

any info would be great on that.

and besides mori which i also had it there, were else can you get this style of tamago (e.g. or i.e. (who knows what the apprppriate one is) like the one brought to fame by the much esteemed and infamous in some circles Jiro Sushi).

thanks. or if memory does not escape me i did have a previous post on this too, but is there anwyerhere else besides kiriko and mori.


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  1. You could try asking Ken-san or his shokunins, but out of polite etiquette, I generally try to refrain from ordering an entire "slab" of anything in the sushi counter all for myself "to go".

    These tamagoyaki preps are actually pretty commonplace in Japan. The version I ate at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Ginza (I'm assuming that's what you meant by "Jiro Sushi") was actually not as good as the one made by Shige-san at Shibucho.

    As I've answered in your previous posts (a quick search reminds all of us that you asked this very question not too long ago) - In L.A.,Urasawa does this type of tamago preparation, as well as Shibucho.

    1. Damn, you know what ?

      In that case, I don't think I've ever tried the version at Shibucho. I guess I was just too busy with the negitoro handrolls, the monkfish liver, and his albacore salad.

      1. if you really want a slab or a platter of it to go, i'd call in advance and politely ask if you could special order it.

        few good sushi bars would appreciate an unexpected run on one of their ingredients, but they might be ok with it if given enough advance notice with prepayment for the order.

        1. Kevin, we are planning to go to Morinoya in the Olympic Collection right on the NW corner of Sawtelle and Olympic Blvd. in a couple of weeks and I noticed this Yelp photo of their tamago and figured you would be interested. If you don't go before we do I'll try this dish for sure and let you know.

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          1. re: Servorg

            That photo is not the fluffy tamagoyaki kevin is looking for, but regardless Morinoya is great. Enjoy!

            1. re: J.L.

              It looked so good I figured the K man might have an interest, fluffy or not.

              1. re: Servorg

                please report back though.

                yeah, jl, beat me to the punch on that. from the looks of the photo, it's not the sponge cake like variety.

                interesting to note, that mori makes both varieties.

            2. re: Servorg

              Hmm, looks more like a regular tamago, instead of the sponge cake-like varietal.

              A couple weeks back the waiter at kiriko cautioned to me that their tamago was different (i.e. sponge cake-like) to which i responded that i already know.