Originally Posted by roadfix
Has anyone ever had omakase?
Oh hell yes.
I was never clear on the distinction between omakase and kaiseki ryori though.
At any rate, I love sushi and eat tons of it. I generally tend to order a lot of sashimi, mostly salmon, mackerel, and white tuna (i.e. "shiro maguro").
I also love Chirashi and prepare it at home when I can get the fresh fish.
Just thinking about shiro maguro is making me hungry, and I JUST ATE. Thanks guys.
OH, and Sanma (Pacific Saury) sashimi. Almost forgot that one, had to edit the post. Not easy to find, but in the Spring the itamae at my favorite local sushi joint builds an omakase menu around sanma. He does it as sashimi, as shioyaki, etc. This is probably my favorite meal of the year.
This is a sanma/pacfic saury: (about 10-14 inches long)
And here's what it looks like as sashimi: