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A giant wild tuna valued at S$35,000 was presented during a traditional Japanese fish-cutting ceremony on Monday.
SINGAPORE: A giant wild tuna valued at S$35,000 was presented during a traditional Japanese fish-cutting ceremony on Monday.
Hiroyuki Yamamoto, head chef at Itacho Sushi, said: "Normally if we sell this tuna, one piece costs S$30. But this time we are selling it at S$10, we’re not thinking of profit, just good experience for Singapore people."
The tuna came from the first ceremonial auction of the year in Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market - the world's largest seafood market - and arrived in Singapore on Monday morning.
The Pacific bluefin weighed 95.4kg and was bought by Hong Kong restaurant chain Itacho Sushi to celebrate the New Year.
It is the second highest quality tuna caught this season, after a 230kg tuna priced at almost S$90,000 (7.36 million yen).
A portion of the tuna was served to the public during the ceremony, and the rest will be distributed to Itacho Sushi outlets in Singapore.
Last year, the winning bid for the top tuna was a record S$1.9 million (154.4 million yen).