Chocolate fed sushi is now a thing in Japan, and it is being promoted as a unique treat just in time for Valentine's Day.
If you're anything like us here at TheRecipe, you don't necessarily believe in food being better if you have had to pay more for it. That might be true when it comes to cars, houses, and clothes, but not when eating out. We are all too often happier eating a $15 burger than we would be eating a $50 lobster.
That being said, there are often types of luxury food that pique our interest. Meals and products we are willing to fork out for because we simply must give them a try. Take Wagyu beef, for instance. Often touted as the finest beef money can buy. Some farmers even claim that giving the cows beer makes said beef taste even better. Like we said, not sure whether we believe them or not, but we have to give it a try if given the chance.
While most of you have probably heard about beer-swilling cattle, we would bet that you haven't come across chocolate guzzling fish. Nevertheless, it is now a thing in Japan and is being touted as a special treat for Valentine's Day. Kura Sushi, a chain of sushi restaurants in the land of the rising sun, will be serving it up from February 1 all the way up until Valentine's Day itself.
You may have actually tried the fish in question, the buri. A mature yellowtail that is often found in sushi restaurants. However, you will not have tried the Choco Buri. Rather than drop blocks of chocolate into the fish tanks, we're not sure the buri would go for that, farmers have created a special feed that is infused with the sweet treat. It is all above board too as the feed was developed in conjunction with the Ehime Research Institute of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries reports SoraNews24.
Now onto the most important question of all, what's the point? Does the sushi actually taste like chocolate? Well sadly, it does not. However, there is a point. Apparently, an antioxidant in the chocolate improves the color of the buri, making it more appealing to customers when being sliced. Honestly, even though we were disappointed at first, we are actually quite relieved that this wasn't all building to the revelation of a chocolate flavored fish.