Monday, February 6, 2012


‘Ahi, or yellowfin tuna, is the high demand fish during the New Year's season, especially for the Japanese. Sashimi, or raw fish slices, of high grade ‘ahi is a staple of New Year's celebrations. Here in Hawai‘i, it has become a popular dish among other ethnic groups as well. Pictured above are fresh caught ‘ahi, with a portion of the tail section cross-cut for inspection by those seeking to bid each fish. The red strip on paper near the head, are core samples of the meat. The deeper the color red, the fresher the fish is. Poké is another common dish here that uses chunks of raw fish mixed with seaweed, onions, Hawaiian rock salt, or other seasoning.

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