In this country, sperm is a naughty five-letter word on any menu. Not so much in other countries, but here in the good ole US of A, it’s in our nature to run as fast as we can the other way.
That’s why I believe Sushi Nami (5316-B Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta Tel: 678.566.3889 ) is due special kudos. Not only do they serve the city’s best hamachi sashimi, the kitchen sticks to its guns by offering cod sperm (also called cod milt) on the specials board almost every single day, even lunches.
The cod sperm at this popular Alpharetta sushi destination is pan-seared until golden brown, not raw, arrives in a hot bowl served with a tangy, vinegary ponzu and looking like a cluster of slightly breaded scrambled brains. But don’t be intimidated, these soft, melty, creamy sperm make for one heck of an unctuous bite of salty and oily. And despite it all, the pan sear and light breading somehow manages to peak through lending a comforting familiar flavor. Quite delicious to be honest with you.
Imagine the first daredevil to encounter cod sperm and decide that it’s dinner time. I put him on a pedestal right up there with the first courageous soul to dare uni. In both cases, to the adventurer goes the spoils.