There is a cut from the Tuna that is simply divine. It comes from near the stomach and fetches high prices on the market. It should, at its best, be eaten as is, in Sashimi form. It is known as “Fatty Tuna”, which really does melt in your mouth. Mind you, because of the high fat content, only a little should be eaten.
It´s colour is light pink, tinged with white specks. It has to be handled delicately and is extremely fragile. There are many grades of Fatty Tuna, or Toro as it is known amongst connesiours. The texture is like Velvet, and its price is dictated by its fat content.
For our Sushi we use a wide array of Fish, but Tuna remains our favorite.