Hamachi Kama is grilled yellowtail collar. It’s smoky, crispy, delicately fatty, and coveted by ketonians in the know. It’s the perfect low carb, moderate protein, and high-fat entree. I often have to ask if they have any because it’s not on the menu.
When I do ask for it, I sometimes feel as if my server is scrutinizing me as to whether I deserve it. I’ve seen my server dash off to the sushi bar where I am pointed out to the chef. Sometimes she returns telling me they are all out. It makes me wonder whether they reserve it for a few specially chosen patrons because each yellowtail only yields just two cuts of hamachi kama.
Or maybe I’m just being a little obsessive?
Anyway, did I mention Hamachi Kama is the most delicious thing you can order at your sushi joint whether you eat keto or not? It’s also a great option if you who don’t do the raw thing. I order mine with a cucumber salmon cream cheese scallion roll (no rice) or a salmon skin hand roll (no rice) — also great keto-approved options at your local sushi joint.