A Japanese sushi tycoon paid a whopping $3.1 million to take home a giant bluefin tuna from an auction in Tokyo on Saturday.
Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, paid the record price for the 278-kilogram (612-pound) fish, which was caught off Japan’s northern coast.
In Japan, a dried, fermented, and smoked tuna called katsuobushi, dubbed the “world’s hardest food”, has proven its mettle by being turned into a functioning kitchen knife.
It’s pretty unbelievable, considering that katsuobushi, sometimes called okaka, is often used as flakes to top savory pancakes.
Whole Foods Market, an Amazon-owned grocery chain, is planning to release a plant-based sushi for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores on November 1.
The new product will be added to sushi bars in the New York and Los Angeles markets, Quartz reported. It was first created by Ocean Hugger Foods, a New York-based food company that discovered a way to simulate tuna fish using tomatoes, which they call Ahimi.
Sushi, prepared in many different ways, is Japan’s most iconic dish. With humble ingredients that make a convenient wrap for a huge bite, people from all over the world have come to appreciate more of it.
However, overfishing for sushi’s key ingredient is not only decimating the environment, but its not as good for your body as you think.