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Fish In Season – Ama-ebi (Sweet Shrimp)

– September 1, 2020 – While enjoyed worldwide, Ama-ebi lives in the Northern Pacific at a depth of 650 to 1950 feet and can only be caught off the coast of Japan, Alaska and Canada. The northern prawn (Hon-Hokkoku Aka-ebi) is only caught in the North Atlantic, but is also distributed as sweet shrimp. The…

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Sake For September – Suigei “Kouiku No.54”

– September 1, 2020 – Suigei “Kouiku No.54” is from Suigei Brewing, which brews the same Suigei that we often serve at Shiro’s. It is a junmai ginjo, using the sake rice called “Gin no Yume,” which is produced in the local Kochi prefecture. “Kouiku No. 54” was the code name for Gin no Yume…

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Japanese Culture – Choyo-no-Sekku and Tsukimi

– September 1, 2020 – In Japan, there are five days called Sekku: 1/7, 3/3, 5/5, 7/7 and 9/9. When expressed numerically, all dates are odd numbers, which have been considered lucky since ancient times in Japan. Of these, September 9 is called Choyo-no-Sekku, which is the “Kiku (Chrysanthemum)-no-Sekku”. Compared to the other four festivals,…

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Meet Our Chef

– September 1, 2020 – Sushi chef Gustavo De La Cruz! Gustavo has devoted 13 years of his life to the culinary world, namely Japanese restaurants. He is always on the lookout to learn from anyone in the industry, and he takes that knowledge seriously when preparing sushi for guests at Shiro’s! While he enjoys…

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New Dish at Shiro’s – Stone-Grilled Geoduck

– August 01, 2020 – We’re now introducing a new menu item available for dine in, Stone-Grilled Geoduck! This is a tasty and beautiful dish showing off the seasonal, local clam, geoduck. Geoduck sashimi is served atop a heated plate of Himalayan rock salt for you to enjoy cooking fresh geoduck at your table. Geoduck…

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Fresh Catch – Bin-Naga (Albacore Tuna)

– August 01, 2020 – Bin-naga (albacore tuna) is a type of tuna that is harvested around the world. Adult bin-naga reach 4-feet 7-inches and weigh about 130 pounds. It’s roughly the same size as skipjack, so it’s rather small for the tuna family. Its pectoral fin is so long that some say it looks…

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