January 14, 2010
There’s a very nice sushi place here in Dallas called Sushi Sake. We went there last night, and I ordered the Aji sashimi (it’s actually a Mackerel, but I just like the title). It came with the body of the fish artfully arranged with the sashimi. The sashimi itself was quite good, however when I was done, the waitress came by, took the plate, and said she was going to “fry it up” for me. I wasn’t paying that much attention so I just nodded.
After she disappeared to the kitchen I actually processed what she said. Fry up the fish… head? And fins? And tail? Hmmm. Eventually she brought it back, and yes, what was left was definitely deep fried. I girded up my loins and actually ate most of it. Apparently the Aji has soft bones, because I was able to just chomp right on through. That last sentence might be a little squeamish for some folks.
I didn’t eat the head (or eyeball) though… as Shawn said, you have to draw the line somewhere.
Written by Scott Williams who lives and works in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Twitter is also a place.