February 10, 2008 – 11:05 pm

Friends came around today for a yakiniku party. One is a sushi chef and he brought some Chu-toro (medium fatty tuna). Woohoo!

In my opinion, Chu-toro is the best cut of Tuna. Otoro is the most prized and most expensive, but I find it too oily. The normal red tuna is called Maguro or Akami. Chu-toro combines the lighter but deep, slightly bitter flavor of an akami with the sweet tenderness of an otoro. Sometimes you will find a cut of chu-toro with a gradation of red from the deep red to pink (lean to fatty). Lucky!

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