Kanpachi

カンパチ | Yellowtail
Type: Shiromi
Season: Summer.

Not much confuses me more in the sushi world than the English translations of the fish in the Yellowtail/Amberjack family. Kanpachi is referred to by a few different english names, but – like its relatives – its taste is a wonderful harmony between marbled and a traditionally fishy taste. I don’t find it as pretty as the Hamachi, but it still has the pink, translucent mix that are visible in the pictures below. Be forewarned – the confusion around the names sometimes extends to the menu. 

Chiko
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