Horse Meat Sashimi at Tomii

Horse meat has been a favourite of the Japanese (and only the French and the Tatars!). They call it “Sakura” as it is reminiscent of the colour of cherry blossoms!
The best quality is produced in Kagoshima Prefecture in the Island of Kyushu.

It is usually served in very thin sashimi/carpaccio-style slices.

In sushi restaurants, it will usually be frozen for easier cutting, but Tomii beig a high-quality restaurant they avoid frezzing which might add water to the meat.
It is very sweet and tender, and a very special morsel.

It is always served with two types of seasoning at Tomii:
Soy sauce (light variety) with freshly grated ginger, or the same soy sauce with grated garlic. Both are complemented with very finely chopped fresh thin leek!

To be enjoyed with a great sake or shochu!

TOMII
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa-cho, 1-2-7, Tomii Bldg, 1F
Tel.: 054-274-0666
Business hours: 17:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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10 thoughts on “Horse Meat Sashimi at Tomii”

  1. Hello, Robert-Gilles! This looks delicious. I quite like horse meat although it’s been quite a few years since I’ve had it. (illegal in the US) I had it as steak in Paris and also in Rome, where they call it carne equina. But I’ve never seen horse meat with such beautiful marbling, which must give it a lovely, juicy flavor.

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  2. Interesting, I did not know horse meat was part of Japanese culture. If I am lucky enough to get the chance to go to Japan (make it a goal and save) I will have to try it.

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