231 E 9th St
(between Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
This is the best Japanese Miso Cod I have ever had. It is extremely tasty, soft, tender, and flaky. The skin is slightly crisp, complimenting the natural buttery taste of the cod. Cod is also a plump fish that absorbs flavor very well. The miso that they use is a golden yellow paste that is traditionally made in Kyoto. It is naturally sweet from the fermentation process and contains less salt than most misos. The flavor of misos is affected by the ratio of soy beans to rice malt. This particular kind of miso has a higher proportion of rice malt, hence the sweetness.
At $13 per fillet (two fillets pictured), this fish is quite an expensive treat. Like all the other delicacies that Robataya serves up, this fish is well worth the occasional splurge.