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(New York Daily News)   Chef at Japanese restaurant storms out of kitchen waving an 8-inch knife around like a madman because a customer complained about his tuna being "too fatty"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 120
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2014-05-01 08:15:02 AM  
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2014-05-01 08:17:17 AM  
I like fatty tuna.
 
2014-05-01 08:20:11 AM  
The ignorance of many "foodies" is definitely maddening.  But usually chefs keep that anger in the kitchen and relentlessly make fun of these so called experts over beers after work.

This guy is now a hero to kitchen workers all over the world.
 
2014-05-01 08:28:39 AM  
i'm guessing some hotshot ordered toro - tuna belly - because it's expensive as hell, and then freaked out when he got it. that's like ordering escargots and complaining that there are snails on your plate.
 
2014-05-01 08:39:45 AM  
I tend to avoid pissing off people who handle my food. They're liable to get all Tyler Durden.
 
2014-05-01 08:42:36 AM  

FlashHarry: i'm guessing some hotshot ordered toro - tuna belly - because it's expensive as hell, and then freaked out when he got it. that's like ordering escargots and complaining that there are snails on your plate.


This.

Toro is the belly fat. It's pure fish oil in solid form.

If you didn't want it, you oughtn't have ordered it.
 
2014-05-01 08:47:36 AM  
That picture is not fatty tuna.
 
2014-05-01 08:50:20 AM  
Good thing he didn't mention that he had a bit of a dirty fork.
 
2014-05-01 08:50:27 AM  
Did he order negitoro or maguro?
 
2014-05-01 08:51:21 AM  

doglover: FlashHarry: i'm guessing some hotshot ordered toro - tuna belly - because it's expensive as hell, and then freaked out when he got it. that's like ordering escargots and complaining that there are snails on your plate.

This.

Toro is the belly fat. It's pure fish oil in solid form.

If you didn't want it, you oughtn't have ordered it.


You realize you're creating a make-believe story so you can have an opinion on it, right?

I'm guessing the diner was a guy the chef had some history with, and in fact the chef was sweet on a woman but the woman ended up dating that diner and that broke the chef's heart. When the chef saw this guy in the restaurant it was only a matter of time before he couldn't contain his rage.

When the diner made the comment the chef knew it was a veiled way of saying, "Your mom is too fat" and the chef just lost it. Snapped. FLURRY to the solar plexus.

Pretty sure that's how it went down, I was there in a booth near the back getting some "sushi" of my own if you know what I mean and I think that you do.
 
2014-05-01 08:53:47 AM  
The chef was going to make an entree out of a snooty customer.
 
2014-05-01 08:53:48 AM  
The dinner went on to call the tuna "Fatty fatty bo-batty"
 
2014-05-01 08:54:49 AM  
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Too much tuna.
 
2014-05-01 08:56:51 AM  

kronicfeld: [comedycentral.mtvnimages.com image 640x360]
Too much tuna.


You can never get too much tuna.
 
2014-05-01 08:57:12 AM  
But did he help the customer with her Big Rat?
 
2014-05-01 08:57:36 AM  
Fugu me!
 
2014-05-01 08:57:39 AM  

dittybopper: kronicfeld: [comedycentral.mtvnimages.com image 640x360]
Too much tuna.

You can never get too much tuna.


You can get mercury poisoning. Which is what killed Freddie Mercury.
 
2014-05-01 08:57:59 AM  
So, the diner orders the best cut of Tuna, complains about the property that makes it the best cut, and the chef freaks out. I can see that.
 
2014-05-01 08:58:27 AM  
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2014-05-01 09:00:45 AM  

Barfmaker: You realize you're creating a make-believe story so you can have an opinion on it, right?


hence my starting with the words, "i'm guessing." so, yes.
 
2014-05-01 09:01:19 AM  
The things that bothered me about the article was the stock picture.

www.sugimoto-hamono.com

This is not a butcher knife. This is a chef's knife or a French knife

www.swissknifeshop.com

This is a butcher knife
 
2014-05-01 09:01:44 AM  
They should be thankful it wasn't a turkey neck.

I was doing some electrical in a kitchen with some other guys. I saw one of them take off running. Then as I was down working a sweaty, wife beater shirted cook comes around the corner dangling the hugest turkey neck I'd ever seen. I too left the kitchen so fast I didn't touch the ground.


Then I saw all them farking cooks in the kitchen laughing their asses off.
 
2014-05-01 09:03:06 AM  

StokeyBob: They should be thankful it wasn't a turkey neck.

I was doing some electrical in a kitchen with some other guys. I saw one of them take off running. Then as I was down working a sweaty, wife beater shirted cook comes around the corner dangling the hugest turkey neck I'd ever seen. I too left the kitchen so fast I didn't touch the ground.


Then I saw all them farking cooks in the kitchen laughing their asses off.


Could have been the full bat wings.
 
2014-05-01 09:03:15 AM  

mutterfark: Good thing he didn't mention that he had a bit of a dirty fork.


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2014-05-01 09:03:50 AM  
'This is the tuna that I ordered! Then he sliced the plastic, saying, 'This is how I buy it.' Then he sat down on his knee and said, 'This is how we do it here.' "

He needs to take his complaint to the StarKist folks, not his customers.
 
2014-05-01 09:03:57 AM  
I know I've told this story before but it's relevent.  I used to work in a restaurant in CT (closed now).  One night a lady sent her prime rib back because she wanted the bone.  The chef artfully arranged a bone on the plate and sent it back out.  She sent it back again because she wanted it attached to the bone.  The chef kicked open the swinging doors, and started hurling bones into the dining room, screaming, "You want a bone?  Here's your farking bone!" Diners were ducking and screaming.  The manager and the bartender had to wrestle him back into the kitchen.  He was sent home for the night but not fired.
 
2014-05-01 09:05:41 AM  
Too fatty? They get paid big bucks for fat content.
i245.photobucket.com


Hard Merchanidse Dave > Tuna.com Dave
 
2014-05-01 09:06:56 AM  

freetomato: I know I've told this story before but it's relevent.  I used to work in a restaurant in CT (closed now).  One night a lady sent her prime rib back because she wanted the bone.  The chef artfully arranged a bone on the plate and sent it back out.  She sent it back again because she wanted it attached to the bone.  The chef kicked open the swinging doors, and started hurling bones into the dining room, screaming, "You want a bone?  Here's your farking bone!" Diners were ducking and screaming.  The manager and the bartender had to wrestle him back into the kitchen.  He was sent home for the night but not fired.


Was it Chucky Morgan?
Great great grandson of the Whaling Captain?
Because I was a Chef in CT, when he was and that is exactly something he would do.
 
2014-05-01 09:08:17 AM  
Personally, I'd probably have done the same thing. I used to work as an assistant at a sushi bar when I first graduated culinary school. I had to stand there and watch a very nice Japanese man die a little inside each time some uninformed yokel would spread globs of wasabi across pieces of toro or chutoro and then drown them in soy sauce. It got to the point sometimes that I wanted to stab them through the eye with my yanagi ba just for being such ignorant douches in the presence of a guy who was not only an excellent teacher, but took his craft very seriously. Those kind of people remind me of this particular scene in "Big Night". As such, I tend to call a lot of people philistines from the kitchen doors.
 
2014-05-01 09:08:47 AM  

vudukungfu: freetomato: I know I've told this story before but it's relevent.  I used to work in a restaurant in CT (closed now).  One night a lady sent her prime rib back because she wanted the bone.  The chef artfully arranged a bone on the plate and sent it back out.  She sent it back again because she wanted it attached to the bone.  The chef kicked open the swinging doors, and started hurling bones into the dining room, screaming, "You want a bone?  Here's your farking bone!" Diners were ducking and screaming.  The manager and the bartender had to wrestle him back into the kitchen.  He was sent home for the night but not fired.

Was it Chucky Morgan?
Great great grandson of the Whaling Captain?
Because I was a Chef in CT, when he was and that is exactly something he would do.


No, it was a place called Jake's in Monroe.  Can't remember the guy's name.
 
2014-05-01 09:09:20 AM  
I take their tuna. Send them a can of shiat tuna with a fork and a tub of mayo, compliments of the chef.
 
2014-05-01 09:10:53 AM  

syrynxx: That picture is not fatty tuna.


It's not even good sushi.  Daily News better be careful or they'll have an angry Japanese chef in their office wielding a knife.  Also, if you're going to go scream at a customer, you can take a much scarier looking knife than an 8" knife.
 
2014-05-01 09:11:21 AM  

kronicfeld: You can get mercury poisoning. Which is what killed Freddie Mercury.


How did he not see that coming?
 
2014-05-01 09:11:38 AM  

BunkyBrewman: The ignorance of many "foodies" is definitely maddening.  But usually chefs keep that anger in the kitchen and relentlessly make fun of these so called experts over beers after work.

This guy is now a hero to kitchen workers all over the world.


Anyone who has ever worked in food service has wanted to do this, or something similiar.
 
2014-05-01 09:13:23 AM  

Barfmaker: You realize you're creating a make-believe story so you can have an opinion on it, right?


Who ordered the great big tuna tantrum?

Diners at two-star Michelin eatery Soto Japanese Restaurant were treated impromptu dinner theater Tuesday when a fed-up chef reportedly stormed into the dining room shouting, "You don't understand!" after a patron allegedly complained there was too much fat on his tuna order.



Sounds like otoro or chutoro. It's not a make believe story, it's the logical explanation of the ACTUAL story we're given.

Customer orders tuna, complains it's fatty, the chef gets angry. Logical explanation: customer ordered fatty tuna which is VERY fatty. It's REALLY expensive because there's not much of the cut per fish, but Japanese people usually don't even order it because the cost benefits analysis is abysmal. It's practically pure fat.

If you have an opinion that matches any of the details in the article BETTER, please give it. Until then, I'm betting on otoro and ignorance.
 
2014-05-01 09:13:29 AM  

FlashHarry: mutterfark: Good thing he didn't mention that he had a bit of a dirty fork.

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The wound!!!
 
2014-05-01 09:13:40 AM  

Sybarite: [mediad.publicbroadcasting.net image 600x407]


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2014-05-01 09:14:14 AM  

Mugato: kronicfeld: You can get mercury poisoning. Which is what killed Freddie Mercury.

How did he not see that coming?


Same with Lou Gehrig.
 
2014-05-01 09:14:34 AM  

Farnn: syrynxx: That picture is not fatty tuna.

It's not even good sushi.  Daily News better be careful or they'll have an angry Japanese chef in their office wielding a knife.  Also, if you're going to go scream at a customer, you can take a much scarier looking knife than an 8" knife.


The knife that an angry Japanese chef might wield:

www.swords-and-more.com
 
2014-05-01 09:15:14 AM  

ArkAngel: The things that bothered me about the article was the stock picture.

[www.sugimoto-hamono.com image 300x300]

This is not a butcher knife. This is a chef's knife or a French knife

[www.swissknifeshop.com image 196x196]

This is a butcher knife


Ah, I see you've played knifey-other-knifey before.
 
2014-05-01 09:15:20 AM  
Complaining to the chef at a restaurant about your food just gets it spat in, at the least.  Just shut up and don't come back.
 
2014-05-01 09:15:44 AM  
Was this in Omaha?
www.hollywoodreporter.com
 
2014-05-01 09:16:51 AM  

tallen702: Those kind of people remind me of this particular scene in "Big Night".


I really need to watch that movie again.  Watching the clip reminded me how good it was.  And it made me hungry.
 
2014-05-01 09:17:42 AM  
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2014-05-01 09:18:53 AM  
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2014-05-01 09:18:58 AM  
You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish.
 
2014-05-01 09:19:14 AM  
Congratulations, dipshiat stock photography selector.

Learn the difference in tuna next time.

The guy probably wouldn't complain if his sushi looked like that Maguro in your photo.

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2014-05-01 09:21:45 AM  

Hoban Washburne: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 470x336]


I don't know who you are but I love you forever

Barfmaker: Pretty sure that's how it went down, I was there in a booth near the back getting some "sushi" of my own if you know what I mean and I think that you do.


Not sure if satire or if drunk...
 
2014-05-01 09:21:57 AM  
some knife wielders are scarier than others

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2014-05-01 09:24:07 AM  
Approves
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/Obscure?
 
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