Cod Milt at Katsuno

February, 2010


It’s time for our February outing and we’ve got a pretty special evening in store. They say that good things come to those who wait…and we’ve waited and searched and fought and finally cornered the market on a rare seasonal delicacy. That’s right: we’re going to be feasting on cod milt, otherwise known as Shirako, Poseidon’s Fury, aquatic Onanism, or fish splooge. (Yes, points will be given for the most tasteless joke. And, yes, apparently the Japanese do appreciate good FISH PORN ! NSFW.) But really, all you have to do is close your eyes and dig in.

Joking aside, this is a unique, little restaurant. It’s a very authentic mom and pop shop out in Forest Hills. The chef/owner does all the cooking (which is very delicate and highly regarded), and his wife runs the front of house. It’s a bit of a hike to get to, but we wanted to find some place special and we’ve negotiated furiously to give y’all a hell of a meal and keep the costs down. Trust us, this kind of cooking (monkfish liver, natto, real miso with clams, beef sushi, etc.) plus booze would cost at least double in the city. You won’t be disappointed.

They’ve never had so many people come to their place at one time and so they might be a bit overwhelmed with service, but they’ve promised to make it a great evening. And hell, if the service is a bit slow, we’ll just keep drinking. I mean, let’s at least be honest: you’re telling us you don’t normally have at least a few drinks before getting sperm in your mouth? OK, sorry: that was too much.

Anyhoo…there will be lots of Sapporo and big bottles of sake. Because, as the great W.C. Fields famously said, “I never drink water, fish fuck in it.”


Forest Hills, Queens NY 
(718) 575-4033

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