Mitsuwa’s Sashimi: Freshness At A Great Value

655 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-6699

Ahh…what sushi lover doesn’t crave fresh sashimi from time to time, but hesitate at spending last week’s paycheck on dinner =(. You now have another great option!

Mitsuwa offers a great selection of sashimi grade fish that include salmon, octopus, a variety of tunas with different fat content (can range anywhere between $5/lb to $75/lb), hamachi, swordfish, etc. They definitely have a selection that will satisfy any craving you are having.

For the most part, I personally always go for the blue fin tuna, hamachi, and the salmon. I have probably grabbed sashimi over 6 times at this specific Mitsuwa, and every time, I have gotten very fresh cuts of fish. They taste exactly like their restaurant counterpart, however, make sure you have a sharp knife at home to cut the fish as a dull knife can cause a less than pleasant experience with cutting the fish.You definitely want to go against the grain of the fish and cut each piece in one full stroke of the knife. The sawing motion is going to break the flesh of the fish. Wetting your knife for each cut will prevent the knife from sticking to the fillet as you cut.

On a sour note, I DO have to mention that the last time I grabbed the hamachi, it definitely did not inspire confidence within me. When I unwrapped the hamachi to serve Julie, it smelled fishy. It tasted fine, but I honestly just threw away the entire fillet because I didn’t want to risk getting sick. This was the first time that I had a bad fillet. I don’t want you to think that Mitsuwa serves fish of inferior quality because they don’t. At least 95% of the time, its great quality fish, at a great price. I think it just happend to be a single bad fish that they had mis-inspected/ordered and packaged because the rest of my experiences have been awesome.

If you want to enjoy sashimi, but want to avoid the high prices that restaurants charge, go to Mitsuwa. You can easily get a 1/4lb of salmon for as little as $6, which can definitely satisfy your need for sashimi. Give it a try and let us know!

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~ by thankgoditsfood on April 22, 2011.

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