One of my all-time favourite Japanese foods is negitoro, the combination of raw fatty tuna (maguro) with spring onion served in maki (sushi rice roll), temaki (hand roll) or don (rice bowl). Of course, sushi-grade tuna is quite hard to come by in Malaysia, much less the fatty maguro belly. So I jumped at the chance when I came across some frozen tuna at the supermarket the other day. Here's my take on negitoro don:
*This recipe calls for and serves RAW seafood. Make sure you have a reliable source of seafood and use appropriate hygiene protocols!
Negitoro don (Minced tuna and spring onions on rice)
100-150g sushi grade tuna (maguro) or fatty tuna belly (maguro toro)
1 spring onion, minced
1 tbsp rice wine
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 bowl of cooked rice - preferably a short grained white rice
1. Mix all the liquid ingredients together with the sugar in a large bowl
2. Mince tuna using a chopper. Mix tuna mince with seasoning sauce
3. Mix in minced spring onions
4. Top negitoro over bowl of rice, ensuring even coverage. Serve and enjoy with some miso soup!
Cost per serving: RM6 approx
Tuna cost me RM10 for a 250g block