from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An eel, Muræenesox cinereus, of the family Murænesocidæ, found in the waters of Japan.


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  • The rest of the sashimi plate uni, squid, seared tuna was not memorable, except the 'hamo', the shredded white fish you see in the front.

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  • (In the past, he's also offered fish such as sayori, needlefish, and hamo, daggertooth conger pike, an eel-like summer-season thing so bony that no one could figure out how to eat it until the people of Kyoto devised a special technique called hone-giri, to which Takayama-san has added variations of his own.)

    If You Knew Sushi

  • Men, teacan a tea simmering, hamo mavrone kerry O? Teapotty.

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  • But the truth is, I preferred hamo prepared differently.

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  • Known as hone-giri bone-cutting technique, hamo is prepared by mincing the bones but not the skin of the fish.

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  • We did have hamo again later in Nagoya cooked that way, but that is a story for another night...

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  • In Nagoya, we always had hamo in a more traditional way - blanched and served with a ume plum sauce.

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  • In a perfect, pristine, clean broth, the hamo and grilled negi green onion-ish leek-ish scallion was a match made in heaven.

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  • When the fish is fresh, the resulting flesh opens up like a flower into a gorgeous white bloom when blanched - perfect Botan Peony hamo.

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  • The soft hamo flesh and its slightly chewy skin contrasted the multiple layers of the negi, each bite offering a different sensation.

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