[Ratings in the comments.]
Ishin was my very first experience with Japanese food that isn't sushi.
It is a place that hold so many memories for me, from the now gone gigantic udon bowl, to the satisfying cey ro. However I never tried raw fish there before. After seeing @food_technique_berlin post about the Toro Bowl, I knew I had to come back soon
🐟Toro Aburi Don 10.2€ 9/10
+1€ Sushi 🍚
🍛Sake Soboro Cey-Ro 5.8€ 7/10
Actually I visited the location in Hackescher Markt before, but they only serve the yellow fin tuna there and not the blue fin tuna, which is the real deal. So I left quickly and went to Friedrichstraße.
As soon as I arrived there, I saw a special offer, where they sold the Toro Aburi Don for 3€ less. OMG my Asians senses nearly flipped out.
Unfortunately or fortunately I had to order it with torched top. I tried to order the fish with raw fish, but was told that this option would cost the normal price. Doesn't seem right to me since with the raw option you could simply skip one step.
In the history of raw fish, this is my first time ever trying the Toro aka tuna belly. For the first time ever tuna outshines the fatty salmon. I'm usually the salmon guy but the tuna belly changed my mind.
Of course only sushi rice would pairs well with this tuna. Thanks to the torched tuna, so much fat got released, which could drip into the warm sushi rice.
It like eating the pork belly from the sea, how amazingly good this Toro was. I was never fond of the lean part of the tuna, it's good but most of the time it lacks actual flavour, this is definitely not the problem with Toro, where the tuna flavour is more concentrated. Thanks to the addition of leaked tuna fat, nori, sesami seeds and scallions you get a VERY aromatic rice. Sushi rice is already much more delicious than normal rice, so you can expect a flavour bomb, at least that's what I experienced there.
In addition to that I also got my all time favourite Cey Ro.
It's my first dish I ever tried at Ishin and you can't go wrong with this simplistic dish, which not only fills you up but also is very light. Seems like they don't add sweet soy sauce anymore, which was the best part.
Ooey gooey cheesy spicy goodness 🧀
Extra spicy turn out to be not very spicy at all. We actuallu got 2 stir-fry plates: beef and spicy pork, both were pretty good. The aburi box was pretty good too, good for the gram and good for the tummy. Overall, I'd recommend trying this place out. Mind you it's a tiny restaurant, there's not a lot of seating so I recommend going with a max group of 4 people.
Kinmedai, お客さんリクエストガンガン皮焼いてやーcustomer requested to blow torch the skin to near crispy! And damn hard to make it crispy with blow torch! Of course he ordered 2 more after this one and I made it even better! 美味しそうに食べていただきました❗
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