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Usu-Zukuri



Usu-Zukuri is a Japanese term that means "thinly-sliced."

It's used in reference to fish cut paper-thin.

The fish used will be a white fish.

If the fish is specified, the name of the fish will appear along with this term. For instance, halibut (which is "hirame" in Japanese) would be "Hirame Usu-Zukuri."

Otherwise on a menu, it will just be listed as Usu-Zukuri, with the fish used probably being "catch of the day" or a combination of fish.

When served, the fish slices are arranged on a plate, usually in a circle. The fish slices are so thin you can see the pattern of the plate underneath them.

It is served with garnishes and with a dipping sauce such as ponzu sauce.



Language Notes

Usu-Zukuri is sometimes translated in English as "fish carpaccio" or in French as "carpaccio de poisson."

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Oulton, Randal. "Usu-Zukuri." CooksInfo.com. Published 12 January 2005; revised 06 September 2007. Web. Accessed 12/16/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/usu-zukuri>.

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