Tuck into thick slices of tempting tuna!
If you’ve ever tried fresh maguro, you would know that the fish boasts a wonderfully unique texture. And, depending on which cut is served, there are many different ratios of meat to fat that can be enjoyed as well.
Harvested in natural fisheries of Nagasaki, the secret to its flesh lies in the location where the fish is farmed. Having the greatest diversity of fish species in Japan, this prefecture found in Kyushu prides itself on having the second largest fishing haul in the nation.
In the coastal Nagasaki prefecture, these lean, strong fish face strong currents from the Kuroshio (black current), and hence develop firmer muscles that are a bright shade of red due to the high amounts of myoglobin present.
Tuna are full of omega-3 fatty acids, good fats which aid in improving heart health and lowering cholesterol. In addition, the fish is also packed with proteins and vitamins.
With the right combination of highs and lows, this fish checks the list for all the health-conscious out there.
At the Fish Seminar, you’ll be instantly transported to foodie heaven! There, you’ll find plenty of tantalising dishes using tuna as the main ingredient. Aside from freshly sliced sashimi and nigiri sushi, be prepared to taste a myriad of splendidly cooked dishes too. Attendees will also get to watch up-close as the skillful chef cuts and slices into a magnificent 50kg tuna right before their very eyes!
Apart from filling your bellies, get a glimpse into the fishing industry and learn about how the fish are transported and kept fresh from Japan to Singapore.
FUN FACT 101: Did you know that bluefin tuna can live up to 30 years?! Yet another interesting fact is that they can only breathe when they’re swimming! This is why, even when they are sound asleep, the tuna is constantly on the move.
Every other month, JF Zengyoren imports fresh seasonal fish from different Japanese prefectures for your learning and sampling pleasure at partner restaurants in Singapore. If you’re interested in learning more about the Fish Seminar, head to our Facebook page to reserve your seat.
The Japanese Fish Seminar
Sat, 7 Oct’17
2pm – 4.30pm
Kai Sushi & Grill
4F, Plaza Singapura