Have a look at the food we have eaten over the last 2 weeks:
When this sashimi arrived at the table, I was pretty curious as to what it was since it had an opaque, shimmery, whiteness to it. I had never seen fish that was super white. Heather ordered it because she had eaten it before and it was delicious, but she did not know what it was. Having quite a bit of experience with sushi in different countries, and serving it in a couple of restaurants, I was intrigued by the colour and buttery texture of this fish. That evening I did some research to try and find out what it might be – I google white sashimi and came to the conclusion that this fish was probably ‘escolar’.
Sometimes it may be sold under the name “butterfish”, “oilfish” or “waloo/walu”. Sushi restaurants occasionally serve it as “super white tuna” or “king tuna”. With some varieties of fish in danger of being overfished and other species becoming undesirable due to their high mercury content, seafood vendors need a fish that is delicious, cheap, sustainable, and low in mercury. Escolar meets all of these demands, but it comes with a side effect! Consumption of more than 6 ounces causes gastrointestinal symptoms – or to be blunt – explosive diarrhoea. It has been reported that accidents are hard to control and often happen, unexpectedly, when a person attempts to pass gas.
Now, my research could be wrong, but the opaque white fish that we ate, which was buttery and delicious, definitely fits all the descriptions out there for escolar. The important thing to note is that this fish is not toxic so eating it won’t hurt or kill you, but if you consume more than 6 oz you are probably asking for trouble!
Very interesting! Mystery solved.
Subway and coffee
I never get tired of subs, especially when accompanied by a Starbucks cafe latte. Fortunately we have a Subway and Starbucks near to our apartment complex so we never have to go too far if we want a coffee and a healthy sandwich.
We love you both.