What: tuna sashimi with rice and a carrot/cabbage salad
Where: Taverne du Pescheur (Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile)
Note: The Taverne du Pescheur is a quaint restaurant at the small harbour of Hanga Roa, the only town on Easter Island. The owner, a temperamental but entertaining Frenchman (who, seriously, looked like Obelix), remarked that he had the best fish restaurant in town, and since there’s no other town within a radius of several thousand kilometers, his restaurant was the best in an area that’s 55 million square kilometers big (that’s more than twice the size of Russia mind you!). Tuna – there are loads of them in the surrounding waters – dominates every menu in every restaurant in town. Since the owner boasted that the tuna was so fresh, “straight from the boat in the harbour across the road to my kitchen and to your plate”, I decided to order the tuna sashimi. It was awesome – both the size of the dish (I’m sure they could’ve made two tuna steaks from that single serving of sashimi!) and the freshness of the fish. This was serious ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ tuna sashimi!
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