I picked up this story on the “wires” (a.k.a. Google Reader). Thanks to Michael Klein at philly.com for – dare I say it – “the scoop.” Ooka, which owns Japanese restaurants in Doylestown, Montgomeryville and Willow Grove, and Komé in Saucon Valley, is kicking off Sushi Week in honor of a really big fish – a bluefin tuna weighing about 410 pounds.
Ooka says its purveyor, Yama Seafood Inc. of Jersey City, N.J., got word that the fish has been caught and cleaned on a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, and will be on its way to an airport in Spain tomorrow afternoon and flown to JFK.
After a stop in Jersey City, it’s supposed to be delivered to Ooka in Montgomeryville for processing by executive chef Shuji Hiyakawa by noon Thursday. And so will commerce Sushi Week at the Ooka locations in Montgomeryville, Doylestown, and Willow Grove, as well as Komé in Saucon Valley.
Here’s what they’re offering:
- $20 bluefin sushi or sashimi tasting, including Hon-Maguro (Japanese for bluefin), Chu-Toro (medium fatty belly tuna), and O-Toro (fatty belly tuna).
- $25 Toro Toban-Yaki, a hot pot featuring cooked Toro and exotic Japanese mushrooms.
- $25 bluefin tuna loin steak from the hibachi with soup, house salad, noodles and dessert.