Abalones (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haliotis) are expensive! So, the Japanese don’t have them often in Japan. Occasional Food – that is what abalones are. Usually, abalones are served in a set menu along with other seafoods or meat. Here are some examples of those:
(Did you spot abalones?)
Personally, I love simple sashimi of abalones. Fresh abalones with freshly prepared wasabi (horseradish) – BLISS!
However, people tend to get bored of one particular food, even abalones, pretty quickly, right? So, chefs of all kinds of cuisines have to come up with a new idea of cooking abalones like below:
(Chinese Dried Abalone Cuisine)
(Abalone in French Style)
Yap – I appreciate all those including “abalone sushi,” but I love abalone sashimi best!! If you live in California or New York, where you find authentic Japanese restaurants, order abalone sashimi. One piece of abalone will cost you probably … $20 – $50 (if it’s really fresh). But it is worth it. If you don’t appreciate that very one piece, don’t call yourself “a Japanese connoisseur.”
(This is among foods that make me miss Japan!)
Order “abalone sashimi” in Japan?