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sushi - amaebi + fried heads?

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ns1 Apr 22, 2013 10:12 AM

Got a friend who's been on the hunt for some fried shrimp heads and only amaebi will do.

Anyone got a solid lead? Evidently she's been trying to find it for a while...

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    ns1 RE: ns1 Apr 23, 2013 06:00 PM

    c'mon NY...

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      Silverjay RE: ns1 Apr 23, 2013 06:33 PM

      Pretty much any decent sushi place if they are serving amaebi. It's considered a throw-in item, not any kind of delicacy. This query comes up about once a year, so doing a search won't hurt. Also, I would suggest botan ebi, which are bigger. I'm not even sure they fry up amaebi heads in Japan. It's usually botan ebi, but not sure of their availability here.

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      foodwhisperer RE: ns1 Apr 23, 2013 07:37 PM

      amaebi season is over. Botan ebi is available at many places Kanoyama, Sushi Gari, Blue Ribbon Izakaya, and many more. As Silverjay said it is not a delicacy and not hard to find. I prefer amaebi over botan ebi, but that's a winter thing. If your friend likes the fried heads, your friend might like fried aji bones which they serve at Blue Ribbon Izakaya along with the aji sashimi.

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        ns1 RE: ns1 Apr 23, 2013 11:15 PM

        I too was surprised she could not find amaebi with fried shrimp heads, but clearly she was not looking hard enough.

        thanks!

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