Bite Me: Hawaiian Hamachi

Appetizer provides perfect starter dish at Japonais

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009  |  Updated 11:31 AM CDT
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Japonais' Hawaiian Hamachi is the perfect starter dish.

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Like a doting momma, NBCChicago.com just wants to feed you. Bite Me is our twice-weekly look at the most succulent dishes Chicago has to offer. Read on, eat well.

Japonais offers an extensive mix of contemporary and traditional Japanese food and is a favorite of celebs visiting town. The extensive dinner menu allows you to sample a variety of delectable items, but when we asked executive chef Jan Ichikawa to choose just one to highlight, he pointed us in the direction of this appetizer.

What's in it?
Hamachi, yuzu, soy sauce, spicy tobiko, tempura shallots, chives and ginger with hot oil drizzled on top.

Suggest Wine Pairing:
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre

The executive chef says:
"It's a refreshing dish with various textures and flavors that explode. Great starter dish." -- Jan Ichikawa

How much is it?
$14

Japonais Restaurant, 600 W. Chicago Ave., (312)822-9600. VIEW FULL MENU

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