Bill Pitcher’s post on the upcoming Mitsuwa Tuna Cut in early November prompted me to put this 2006 OTB post back into the foreground. Don’t miss this great event on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9. — Jason
595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ
web site: http://www.mitsuwanj.com
In a previous post, I spoke a bit about Mitsuwa Marketplace, a Japanese shopping center in Edgewater, New Jersey. This weekend was the re-Grand Opening of the shopping center since it underwent an extensive reservation in Mid-2006, and some new stores and restaurants were added. Among the things that were going on was a Tuna Cut, where an entire 400lb Bluefin tuna, caught by a Japanese fishing boat, is reduced to sashimi for a huge crowd of onlookers.
Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for some serious Bluefin Tuna devastation.
This gentleman is explaining in English how the Bluefin tuna is caught in the wild and what it’s diet is like.
This particular Bluefin weighs over 400lbs.
A team of fishmongers and sushi chefs separate the huge fish into different cuts for sale at the event and in the supermarket.
Kimura, one of Mitsuwa’s sushi chefs, prepares Toro and Chutoro sushi for sale from the incredibly fresh Bluefin.
Here is the Bluefin’s head on display.
The pre-prepared sushi area in the supermarket.
This gentleman is preparing miso soup for tasting.
The produce area.
St. Honore is a Japanese-style bakery on premises.
Sake is on sale!
As is Strawberry Pocky.
The boxes that these various snack products come in are so cool.