Pieces of giant Pacific bluefin tuna over rice to enjoy the delicate flavour
Oma no Maguro Don
Maguro Pacific bluefin tuna landed at Oma Port, which is located at the northern tip of Aomori Prefecture, is widely known for the fishing method called ippon zuri, a single-hook, hand-line fishing. Known as kuro maguro (black tuna) and hon maguro (true/real tuna), the Pacific bluefin tuna is one of the largest species of tuna, with a record catch of 440kg. It is auctioned at particularly high prices, as much as twenty million yen in 2001 at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market. When you have a taste of it, though, you will recognise the value. The pieces of tuna topped over freshly-cooked steaming rice just melt in your mouth. They have plenty of fat, but the well-balanced fat is never greasy. The dynamic, yet delicate flavour of Oma’s tuna can be enjoyed in the bowl.