Fish Files: Kanpachi Amberjack

At RŌNIN, we pride ourselves on following the Japanese tradition of eating fresh and seasonally. Every morning our Chefs go to the market to pick up ingredients for the daily menu and our seafood is either local or flown in from Japan. We’re meticulous with our fish preparation and passionate about understanding their flavor profiles and where they come from. Learn more about the fish that we serve in our series, Fish Files.Kanpachi Amberjack (かんぱち) (章紅魚) - Kanpachi is from the same genus as the Yellowtail but the two species are slightly different. This fish is native to the waters of the Pacific Northwest; however, it is rare to find in the wild and they're usually farmed. Kanpachi can grow up to six feet long but are usually caught at a smaller size and are best enjoyed during the autumn and winter months.Kanpachi is a versatile white fish that is high in omega-3s and other fatty acids. It has a balanced, mellow taste and a low mercury content. Its meat ranges from a translucent white to pink hue and it can be served as sashimi, sushi, grilled, deep-fried, or simmered.

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Find Us At the LA Times Food Bowl!

On Sunday, May 6th, as part of the second annual Los Angeles Times Food Bowl (the biggest food festival in LA's history), Chef Matt Abergel and Chef Dan Hong (of Mr. Wong & Ms. G's in Sydney) will be joining Chef Louis Tikaram of E.P. & L.P. for a very special dining event! The three chefs will be collaborating on a 7-course meal that's inspired by the Asian countries and cuisines that have had the greatest influence on them and their cooking. Tickets are $85 USD per person, exclusive of tax and service charge, and include a complimentary Chang beer on arrival!

This year's Food Bowl brings together Los Angeles' best bars, cafes, hotels, markets, restaurants, as well as some of the world’s top chefs. The LA Times will be hosting and curating dining events, panel discussions, and volunteer projects that celebrate the city's diverse culinary scene. The festival will also promote conversations about and raise money to combat food waste, hunger, and food insecurity. The Food Bowl has partnered with several charitable organizations that focus on reclaiming discarded food and feeding the homeless and needy, including L.A. Kitchen, Food Forward, and Midnight Mission.

Click HERE to get your ticket to the E.P. & L.P. "Street Elite" dinner today!

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