September 27, 2012
Tako nigiri is a sushi piece made from octopus, tako. Nigiri refers to a bed of rice topped by some other accoutrement. Commonly fish or other seafood, these pieces have come to include a whole host of other foods.
As the number of sushi variants has increased, there is still a place for the classics. Tako nigiri is one such piece. Its delicate flavor is augmented by skillfully prepared rice and common supporting actors like soy sauce, gari, and wasabi.
The tentacles are the part most commonly eaten. They may be sliced in different manners to give rise to different presentations. Here the tentacle is transversely cut showing the white interior and orange-red exterior of the octopus periodically interrupted by suckers. Alternatively a surface cut may be made to present the suckers facing up and lined into a regular row.
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