Posts Tagged ‘japanese’

Sushi Platters for the Super Bowl!

January 23rd, 2019

It’s back!

Whether your planing your Super Bowl party or if you are going to one, make sure Zama sushi is on your list. This large platter has everything to please your guest and your friends.

For only $50 there is 80 pieces to a tray with a variety of fish and flavors. We will include: Philadelphia Roll, Eel Cucumber roll, Spicy Crunchy Tuna roll, Shrimp Tempura roll, Yellowtail Jalapeno and Mango roll, Salmon Avocado roll, Snow Crab California roll, Spicy Tempura Veggie roll, Eel Avocado roll, and a California roll.

To all the Restaurant Week Diners

February 3rd, 2012

We here at the Zama Family would like to say thank you to all the restaurant week diners for choosing us this past two weeks. Our menu was designed to introduce new guest to our food and we hope it did. See you in September!!

The Incomparable Uni

November 30th, 2011

 

What makes something a delicacy? Perhaps it is the rare nature of the food, the unique taste, the fineness of preparation, or some other generally pleasing intrinsic quality. In the case of uni, each of these apply.

Uni is the Japanese name for the edible part of sea urchin. Within the pointy spines of the sea urchin lies a treat for any adventurous diver. While it is colloquially referred to as the roe (eggs), uni is actually the organs that produce the roe — the sea urchin’s gonads. It ranges in color, from rich gold to light yellow, and has a creamy consistency that almost melts in your mouth. Uni has a light, sweet, somewhat briny flavor with an aroma similar to a bouquet of flowers. While cherished by many throughout the world, be aware that uni can be an acquired taste for some.

Harvesting uni is a very delicate process. A sea urchin contains five lobes, and harvesters must be careful because the meat falls apart easily. Uni is harvested all around the world, predominantly along the coasts of California and Maine.

Uni can be enjoyed at Zama anytime as sashimi, and is featured from time to time in sushi rolls. Try it by itself, with some soy sauce and wasabi. It is a good source of vitamins A, C and E, protein, fiber, iodine and calcium. The Japanese consider uni to be an aphrodisiac, so perhaps enjoy this delicacy with someone you love.