|What Is White Tuna?|
|White "Tuna" vs. "White" Tuna|
Now I'm no chromatist, but I am pretty sure I know what the color white looks like. Although, technically white isn't actually a color, but the absence of color. Or wait, is it the presence of all color? Shitballs, is it the reflection of all the colors of the visible light spectrum to the eye. Of course, neither of these fish are pure white, but wait... what the fuck am I talking about?
That's right, Albacore tuna isn't white. While it can be more pale than the one I purchased, it will have a pinkish hue. Part of me wonders if the Japanese word for white also means pale. If Inuits have a bazillion words for snow, why wouldn't another culture have one word for 17 forms of white. Additionally, Escolar is also opaque and shimmery. Albacore will be more translucent.
Ultimately, we are left with two likely outcomes: a fish that is a tuna but not white or a white fish that is not a tuna.
This leads me to my white tuna apocalypse: White Tuna and Super White Tuna on the same menu. I have not been able to identify Super White Tuna as anything other than Escolar, but it should be noted that amongst the things I am not, marine biologist ranks up there with chromatist.
|Gratuitous Tuna Porn|
If you follow suit, take it easy and remember:
- Assume there is between .5 oz/1 oz of fish on any piece of sushi/sashimi
- Stay under 6 ounces.
- Maybe not so much with the white pants.
- Buy from a reputable source, I recommend:
If you have any experience here or other tips for readers, comment below!