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The Blackthroat Seaperch Cuisine of Nihonryori RyuGin

This video, titled "Nihonryori RyuGin 2012" (日本料理 龍吟 龍鱗2012), introduces the amazing cuisine of Nihonryori RyuGin, a Japanese restaurant in Roppongi (*"NihonRyori" (日本料理), means "Japanese Cuisine" in Japanese*).
The video was produced by Tokyo Gastronomy.

Chef Seiji Yamamoto of RyuGin, a Japanese restaurant in Roppongi, presents his artistic fish dish, Ryurin, at the World Culinary Summit in Spain.
Check out the masterful cuisine prepared in the video!

Preparing the Delectable Seaperch

RyuGin's Chef Seiji Yamamoto uses blackthroat seaperch, which is fatty and juicy, with even its bones and scales being edible.
Blackthroat seaperch, called "akamutsu" (赤むつ) in Japanese, is also called "nodoguro" (のどぐろ, lit. black throat) in Japanese, due to its black mouth, and is the finest seafood available from the Sea of Japan.
Bringing out the flavor of the ingredients with simple cooking methods, such as frying and grilling, shows the artisanal techniques of Japanese cuisine.

Chef Yamamoto has analyzed the traditional Japanese method of cooking dried fish over open flame and has incorporated umami by drying and maturing ingredients to create the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine.
At 0:26 in the video, you can see the fish being neatly scaled, and at 0:58, filleted with the utmost precision.
After the fish is dried, it's fried in oil.
This can be seen at 12:47 in the video, and the finished product is shown at 14:50.

Learn How to Make This Delicious Traditional Dish

Japan is home to numerous Japanese restaurants and fine dining establishments.
You can also find delicious Japanese cuisine, historic ryokan, ryotei, and restaurants in every corner of the country.
Restaurants serving Japanese cuisine use carefully selected local ingredients and pay close attention to details, from the preparation process to cooking methods.
At some Japanese restaurants, you can observe the chef's knife work up close.
If you're visiting Japan from abroad, we highly recommend dining at a Japanese restaurant and enjoying traditional Japanese food culture.

Summary of Japan's Finest Cuisine

In this article, we introduced you to the artisanal skills of chef Seiji Yamamoto at the Japanese restaurant RyuGin, who made the beautiful dish Ryurin using blackthroat seaperch.
You can enjoy artistic masterpieces like the one shown in the video at the many fine dining restaurants in Japan.
When you go to a Japanese restaurant be sure to go over the menu and find what's right for you.
You're sure to enjoy a great meal with lots of delicious local ingredients!

◆RyuGin|General Information◆
【Address】7F Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, 1-1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0006
【Access】Directly connected to Hibiya Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Line and Toei Subway Mita Line
【Hours】17:30 - 23:00

【Official Website】Nihonryori RyuGin|日本料理 龍吟


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Last Updated : May. 29, 2021
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Watch Closely as the Chef of RyuGin, a Japanese Restaurant in Roppongi, Tokyo, Creates Exquisite Cuisine Worthy of Being Called Works of Art!
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