Japanese Style provides a brief introduction of Japanese food customs, etiquette and culinary techniques.
Vol. 31 No. 4
Tai Sea Bream
The sea bream or tai is a popular fish among Japanese. Its white flesh has a unique umami, and whether served simmered, grilled or as sashimi, it has an ideal firmness. The vermilion color of the tai is auspicious in Japanese culture, and this, as well as its graceful form, is why the fish has come to represent good fortune. The ancient image of Ebisu, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, is represented as carrying a plump tai...