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Food Blog ► Shiromi dane: Tai, Kinmedai and Hirame: TaiTai (Sea Bream) Tai is considered one of the most exquis...

Food Blog ► Shiromi dane: Tai, Kinmedai and Hirame: TaiTai (Sea Bream) Tai is considered one of the most exquis...

Tai is considered one of the most exquisite of the Shiromi dane. Among the more than 200 species of Tai but there is only one which is considered special and that is the Madai. The Japanese use the prefix "Ma" 真 which means "true" to mean the proper fish to use for sushi. Madai is very expensive in Japan because, like sharks fins, it is the one fish that should always be served during happy events like Weddings, New Year and the birth of a new baby because the name "Madai" sounds like "Medetai" which is the Japanese word for "Celebratory" and "Auspicious". Have you ever eaten those Japanese fish shaped pancakes? Well they are called Tai yaki and they are made in the shape of the Madai. Since Madai is the most sought after Tai in the sushi bar, it pays to make sure that the fish you are being served is a Madai rather than one of the cheaper Tai. The Madai is said to have 11...

Full article: http://ieatishootipost.sg/2012/04/shiromi-dane-tai-kinmed...

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