January 7, 2001
12:34 AM   Subscribe

Now that is one, big and expensive tuna fish! What must have that thing eaten??
posted by crog (12 comments total)
Mmm... I'd love to eat the toro off that baby.
posted by swank6 at 1:01 AM on January 7, 2001

I'm gonna eat you little fishy...
posted by Frieza at 2:03 AM on January 7, 2001

If life were fair, he would have dined on raw people.
posted by ffmike at 8:12 AM on January 7, 2001

I'll stick to Starkist thanks.
posted by Brilliantcrank at 8:54 AM on January 7, 2001

is this totally unrelated to the tuna in my local sushi? i pay a lot less for the privilege.
posted by subpixel at 9:37 AM on January 7, 2001

yeah, but you don't eat sushi by the pound, or at least i hope not. think about how many of them little strips of tuna can be found in a pound. and then consider that toro in japan is a lot more expensive than in the us. but then, everything is more expensive in japan.
posted by rklawler at 11:45 AM on January 7, 2001

Sushi can be really expensive in Japan... 2 summers ago we went, and had about a $250 per person meal, it was nuts. A piece of toro sushi can be like 20 something bucks... But it's really good. Really good.
posted by swank6 at 12:32 PM on January 7, 2001

This is a weird occasion of deja vu, or something, for me. I just got done watching National Geographic Explorer about the Bluefin. Basically, Bluefin are totally different from Albacore, Skipjack, Bigeye, etc., in terms of size, longevity, and design. This type of price (ergo, demand) is not without environmental (political) consequence. Unless your sushi is Bluefin, it isn't going to be that expensive.
posted by norm at 8:07 PM on January 7, 2001

I guess that's why that neon red ahi stuff from Hawaii here in SF can be so cheap.
posted by swank6 at 10:19 PM on January 7, 2001

You can taste the difference with Bluefin... It's buttery.
posted by Neb at 11:47 PM on January 7, 2001

Sounds like a good ingredient for Iron Chef! Maybe the buyer was Baron Kaga?
posted by beth at 2:48 PM on January 9, 2001

Unfortunately, Iron Chef was cancelled in Japan a couple of years ago now. We North Americans are depressingly far behind.

I wonder how long it's going to take for an American production company to take the battling chefs idea and horribly violate it.
posted by cCranium at 3:14 PM on January 9, 2001

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