Tail Amberjack (Hiramasa)
Also see: Yellowtail
Amberjack Sushi in Sushi Menu
amberjack tastes the best
between late summer and autumn. It is almost identical in appearance as
yellowtail and takes a professional to distinguish the two. The best
distinguish it is to look at the lower jaw from the side. The
amberjack has more curvature, where the yellowtail has one close to a
yellow tail amberjack has the slimmest
figure out of these yellowtails, and is nicknamed the “torpedo” among
fishermen. It is famous for being able swim close to 50 feet in an
it tries to run away after being caught on a fish hook.
written as “flat yellowtail” (masa
is a different way of reading buri,
or yellowtail), and most likely got
the name for its slimmer body and high resemblance to the yellow tail.