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Last night, the Missus and I went out to celebrate Christmas our own way by having dinner at Sushi Ko, our favourite sushi restaurant in Shizuoka City!
Our first order, a « sashimi no moriawase/sashimi plate ».
All seafood came from Shizuoka Prefecture!

Incidentally, the « Oyakata/Main Chef », Mr. Oda knowing that all pictures will be published later on my blogs always make a special effort as for presentation, an extra luxury in a great sushi restaurant!

From left to right:
« Mebachi Maguro/Big-eyed Tuna » on a « shiso/perilla » leaf and finely cut daikon, fresh « Sakura Ebi/Cherry Blossom Shrimp » from Yui with grated ginger and cucumber, « Aburi Kinmeidai/slightly grilled Golden Eyes Snapper/Seabream », lemon, « Shiso no Hana/Perilla Flowers, « Ishidai/Parrot bass, Stone Flounder, Striped Knifejaw » and freshly grated wasabi!

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« Maguro zuke/marinated tuna » sushi came in « akami/lean part » and « chutoro/semi-fat part ».

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« Anago/Conger Eel » is usually served as nigiri, but one ought try it as tenpura!

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« Botan ebi/Large sweet prawns » are just in season with their eggs on top! A delicacy that is going to make Rowena and other Foodie friends moan again!

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Their freshness will be cause to celebrate when you savour their heads deep-fried!

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« Tachiuo/Scabbard Fish » is best served slightly grilled (« aburi ») on one side (up) with a few sprigs of « Me-negi/leek sprouts », « Momijioroshi/freshly grated daikon with chili pepper » and a touch of ponzu instead of soy sauce!

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« Hirame/sole » needs only a little salt and lemon juice. No soy sauce!

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« Sakura/Raw Horse meat » for the carnivores with « tare/sauce », grated ginger and chpped thin leeks!

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An exquisite « Hotate maki/Scallops roll »!

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Perfectly balanced, I’m it will tempt Allison and Rick

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This « shirashizushi/mixed sushi on top of rice » was for our neighbours, but I couldn’t resist taking a picture with Mr. Oda’s complicity!

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This pair of « Sakura Gunkan/Salmon Roe Motherships » had disappeared under the succulent eggs!

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The hot « Chyawanmushi/Japanese salted pudding » is the perfect dish to keep you warm before going out in the cold!

We did have a couple more and quite a few glasses!

Sushi Ko
shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae-cho. 2-3-1 (Aoba Koen)
Tel.: 054-2512898
Business Hours: 17:00~25:00. 17:00~23:00 (Sundays)
Closed on Wednesdays
Reservations recommended
Credit cards OK
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