As advertised on Foodbuzz, I finally managed to drag the Missus to a belated visit of our favourite Sushi Restaurant in Shizuoka City: Sushi Ko!
I also succeeded in persuading the Missus in helping me with the pics. I hope this will become useful with friends who need information!
As we are just in season we started with katsuo/bonito. Maybe I told you that the best bonito is caught by fishermen from Shizuoka Prefecture who bring it to the Harbours of Numazu and Yaizu!
Notice the shiso/perilla flower sprig!
Every time, and I say every time, we visit Sushi Ko, the Missus must have deep-fried tuna served with momijioroshi (grated daikon with cayenne pepper)! Alright, it’s a great morsel, indeed!
Kawahagi/Filefish is in season, too.
We asked Mr. Oda to serve it as to serve it as tsukuri:
You roll a few pieces around a couple of hosonegi/thin leek and dip it in a sauce made with the fresh raw liver of the fish and some soy sauce and sake (see pic at the top)!
The “jowls” came later deep-fried!
I then challenged Mr. Oda to serve us one of his vegetarian sushi set:
Menegi/dwarf leek, Soba Me/Buckwheat Sprouts, Mitsuba/Trefoil, Kawaire Daikon!
Maguro Zuke/Marinated raw tuna. Another specialty of the house!
Kujira/Whale meat. Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the rare places where you can find it in Japan!
Sakura Ebi/Cherry Shrimps, fresh from Yui as gunkan. Can be found in that state only in Shizuoka Prefecture!
Pirikara Hotate Maki/Hot Scallops Roll. Another specialty of the house. American Friends, I can hear you salivating (drooling)!
Tamagoyaki! Cute, ain’t it?
Ikura no Mini Donburi/Mini bowl of salmon roe!
We did drink a lot, and only ate that. Mind you, we came back home full and content!
shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae-cho. 2-3-1 (Aoba Koen)
Business Hours： 17:00~25:00. 17:00~23:00 （Sundays）
Closed on Wednesdays
Credit cards OK