1. Chef Isobe gets ready to slice the 60kg bluefin tuna from Ehime Prefecture, Japan (image credit: Amanda Yeap)

1. Chef Isobe gets ready to slice the 60kg bluefin tuna from Ehime Prefecture, Japan (image credit: Amanda Yeap)

Barely opened for five months, Jaya Grocer Ipoh brought shoppers a repeated presentation of bluefin tuna slicing by Chef Isobe ….. and of course, savouring the freshly prepared tuna sashimi.

2. the bluefin tuna is being sliced

2. the bluefin tuna is being sliced

The demonstration attracted a huge crowd of local foodies who couldn’t wait to pick at those slices of sashimi with their Japanese chopsticks.

3. Chef Isobe weighs a slice of tuna

3. Chef Isobe weighs a slice of tuna

But wait a minute! It’s not something that ordinary folk like me could afford. Just check out the price tag versus the size of the chunk of fish.

4. this slice of tuna is priced at RM248.60

4. this slice of tuna is priced at RM248.60

Still, there were takers, I was glad to see. It proves that the Ipoh economy is still vibrant. Hahaha!

5. Chef Isobe prepares the tuna sashimi for customers

5. Chef Isobe prepares the tuna sashimi for customers

By the way, this bluefin tuna, with an estimated weight of 60 kilogrammes (my own estimate) came all the way from Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Yumz, I could only imagine.

6. and the tuna sashimi is served with its dipping sauce of wasabi and light soy sauce (this portion costs RM204)

6. and the tuna sashimi is served with its dipping sauce of wasabi and light soy sauce (this portion costs RM204)

Event: Bluefin Tuna Slicing Demonstration by Chef Isobe
Venue: Jaya Grocer, Ipoh
Date: 25th June, 2016
Time: 2pm

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