Michelin-starred Sushi Ginza Onodera in Midtown is now open for takeout. Sushi fans will be able to order Bara Chirashi and Futomaki along with sake, beer and wine to take away.
Chirashi translates as “scattered” and in its simplest form is composed of a variety of cut fish over rice (typically sliced), but of course Sushi Ginza Onodera’s Bara Chirashi – where the fish is cubed rather than sliced then marinated and aged with their traditional Edomae techniques – will be a premium version with fish flown in from Japan ($100). Featured fish includes zuwai gani (snow crab), kuruma ebi (wild tiger shrimp), kasugo (baby snapper), nidako (slow cooked octopus), anago (salt water eel), kohada (gizzard shad), ikura (salmon roe), Ika (cuttlefish) and more. Also available for takeout will be the previously secret off-menu item Futomaki ($70). Translated as “fat roll,” this oversized roll is made with sea eel, tiger prawn, egg omelet, pickled burdock root, kanpyo (a gourd common in Edo cuisine), cucumber, shiitake mushrooms, sansho pepper and sesame seeds. Ingredients are separately cooked, cooled, then rolled together, allowing the juices to commingle, which is why futomaki rolls are delicious after 5–6 hours or even the next day. It is traditionally a favorite meal for Japanese businessmen on the go.
Sushi Ginza Onodera NYC is located at 461 Fifth Ave, NYC. Orders can be placed by calling 212-390-0925 for pickup Monday through Friday.
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