I haven’t had any fresh and solid tuna ever since with the closure of International borders. It is tough to find one locally that serves up good and power tuna.
When it comes to tuna eating, bluefin tuna or maguro is often used as they are very huge in size. There are various parts and the price varies with the different cuts too.
You may refer to the various parts of a tuna captured in a visual image (courtesy of Japan Tuna Co-operative Association) above to better aid in understanding and appreciation.
I came across Maguro-Donya sometime back but did not have the intention to give it a try until recently. Well, it has been a long struggle with border closure that trigger me to get my fix for a good tuna meal.
Maguro-Donya specializes in bluefin tuna though they offer a wide selection of menu items.
Indulge in 10 slices (2 each type) of 5 special cuts of Maguro : O-Toro, Chutoro, Akami, Kamatoro and Toumi. A luxurious platter for Maguro sampling. Really power as every piece is melts in your mouth type! 😋
The most premium cut of fatty Bluefin Maguro O-Toro atop sushi rice. Served with salad, chawanmushi, miso soup and dessert. Otoro is the fattiest part of a tuna. The cut comes with a distinctive fat marbeling which gives you the melts in your mouth feeling.
This is certainly one of the near perfect dish in times like this. No complains coupled with the value for money as compared to other sushi bar joints like Koji Sushi Bar.
Sliced and scraped Bluefin Maguro O-Toro atop sushi rice is flame-torched table-side to release the most luxurious flavour and aroma. Oh, this is heavenly delicious. The flame-torched really brings out the aroma as though the maguro is shouting for your attention.
You get to try all the best cuts of maguro in this special rice bowl. Enjoy thick, succulent slices of fresh O-Toro, Chutoro, Akami and Negitoro on top of premium Japanese rice.
Enjoy the best of Japanese cuisine including fresh sashimi, hand-formed nigiri sushi, mixed tempura, miso soup, chawanmushi and dessert. An all rounder set recommended for first-timer to this restaurant. 👍
Their signature towering sushi topped generously with nama Hokkaido sea urchin, freshly scraped Maguro Toro and salmon roe. Definitely a must-try dish. Good for sharing.
Other than the usual mains, they do offer a selection of sides too and best part, they are equally champion. 🙂
Chicken in crispy karaage batter. This is by far one of the best karaage that I ever had. The chicken meat is big and juicy. Super value for money!
Delicious creamy croquette with crab meat fried until golden brown with panko breadcrumbs. Each mouth of the creamy croquette gives one a feel of drinking a bowl of clam chowder. Really solid.
This is certainly one joint that I will revisit to get my fix for my next otoro craving. It is always nice to give yourself a pat on your shoulder once a while to splurge and reward oneself for a hard day’s work. 😉