At the game meat restaurant Rice and Circus in Tokyo I ordered a portion of grilled ray fin. I had never seen ray on a menu anywhere, but in hindsight it could have easily been skate, which is a little more common. Still it was unusual in the way it was prepared, as it was dried first.
The ray fin came cut into strips with a side of mayonnaise to dip it in. It definitely needed that, as on it’s own the fish was quite dry. No wonder, of course, as it was a dried piece of fish after all. It wasn’t exactly as dry as beef jerky, you could still chew it without too much effort. It tasted just like any other white fish, which is to say just fine. I might have enjoyed it more if it hadn’t been dried.
Fear Factor – 2 / Taste Test – 6