After the ramen, the next logical meal was of course sushi. What’s best for this than a kaiten zushi (回転寿司, rotating sushi) ? A restaurant where the sushi are prepared by sushi chefs and then put on a rotating belt surrounded by a counter. We chose to go to a familiar place situated in Akihabara Electric Town, the Tokyo rendez-vous of electronic lover, and named Ganso (元祖寿司秋葉原店).
As a classical entry move, I chose a plate of negi-toro (ねぎとろ, minced tuna and japanese onion), this was directly followed by one of my favorite : tako (たこ, boiled octopus), and bintoro (びんとろ, a slice of fat belly tuna) and the first half of this festin was ikura (いくら, salmon roe rolled in nori seaweed).
Then I continued with something that was new to me tennigiri (天にぎり, nigiri with a tempura fried toppling). The toppling could be chosen between shrimps, tuna, etc. I opted for the tuna. This was good but not incredible. Since the fish is fried, the sushi lose a bit of its uniqueness. Nonetheless it was very could and I would recommend it to anyone tempted by new experiences. The next plate was a special “prime tuna plate” with three different qualities of fat belly tuna : maguro (まぐろ, standard quality), chuutoro (中とろ, higher quality) and ootoro (大とろ, highest quality, very fatty and delicious). This was accompanied by a piece of tamagoyaki (たまご焼き, some kind of sweet omelette). As a grand final, I ordered unagi (うなぎ, freshwater eel) which is alwas served slightly roasted with a sweet sauce, and kanimiso (カニ味噌, a mix of miso and minced crab rolled in nori seaweed), the summum of sushi according to me. It is like eating a piece of the sea… Yummi!