Good chefs pair raw fish slices with ingredients that enhance the freshness and make the fish flavor pop. The Bin Cho appetizer at Mirai Sushi Gold Coast pictured above pretty much sets the gold standard for the treatment of raw fish. Lightly seared albacore tuna rests on a neat bed of arugula, daikon radish and carrot slices with scallions and a special mild sauce with hints of citrus and black pepper. Earthy arugula balances out the natural saltiness of the albacore and blend with the scallions for added dimension.
The chef strongly discourages adding soy for good reason: it is not needed. The blunt saltiness of the soy would overpower the mild elements of this dish and potentially clash with the arugula. Less really is more when it comes to enjoying this brilliant dish that brings out the true essence of raw albacore.