Dry Aged Tuna Sushi ($4,000!!)

  • Published on Nov 10, 2021
  • Bluefin tuna is a staple in the world of sushi. Perfectly balanced and melt in your mouth, a fresh piece of Bluefin is hard to beat. Then, there’s dry aged tuna… which is in a world of its own.

    The most significant improvement was texture. Bluefin tuna (especially the lean “Akami”) can sometimes be chewy. I was shocked to find that even pieces with many white fibers, disintegrated the moment they touched my mouth.

    Flavor came next. With dry aged beef, we expect “nutty” or even “blue cheesy” notes. This was different. Instead of a flavor change, it was more of a flavor enhancement. As I mention in the video, it tasted like tuna in its truest form.

    I want to give a huge thank you to Liwei (dry_aged_fish_guy on IG) . His guidance through this process is the only reason I was able to make it happen. He has a saying: “Fresh is boring”. It took 4 weeks of work for me to finally understand what that means.

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  • LA 2000
    LA 2000 2 months ago +9210

    I love that he gives instructions as if we're gonna try this because we all have a dry aging cabinet lying around

  • Get on with it.
    Get on with it. Month ago +297

    Let's all take a moment to appreciate the fact that this man spent 4k for a whole tuna just for our enjoyment.

    • OJ Bonnette
      OJ Bonnette 4 days ago

      @big bezzle Well I'd hope he enjoys it. Making content you don't like just for other people would fucking suck.

    • big bezzle
      big bezzle 7 days ago

      And for his own enjoyment too

    • Get on with it.
      Get on with it. 28 days ago +7

      @COSMIC SOUL commercial fishing industries.

      COSMIC SOUL 28 days ago

      @Get on with it. who's to blame?

    • Get on with it.
      Get on with it. 29 days ago +1

      @WiseMonkey I think it's because of the scarcity of Tuna. The fish almost went extinct because of overfishing.

  • Matthew Murray
    Matthew Murray Month ago +2824

    "Don't eat me"
    This man is the Vegan Teacher's arch nemesis

    • Runa
      Runa Day ago

      Don't let Ms. Kadie see this.

    • prashil lonkar
      prashil lonkar 11 days ago +1

      @prez 😂😂😂 no words🤐😕😂

    • prez
      prez 11 days ago +1

      @prashil lonkar im sorry but saying “i like your pp” to someone is funny

    • prashil lonkar
      prashil lonkar 28 days ago

      @Dachs Lel wtf you can't be cringe any more than that

    • Dachs Lel
      Dachs Lel 28 days ago +1

      @prashil lonkar nice pp dude

  • Daryl
    Daryl Month ago +4

    Is it just me but whenever all these chefs say everything they post is amazing, I get really sus. Or maybe it’s just me cause whenever I cook, it’s like a 50% success rate.

  • Bricen stewart
    Bricen stewart 29 days ago

    That looks so good🤤

  • cristian estrada
    cristian estrada 2 months ago +13005

    Imagine a fish cutting up max and moving his lips while saying “don’t eat me”😭😭😭😂😂💀

  • James Cox
    James Cox 7 days ago

    Even though I’ve never tried sushi I would be down to try this

  • Shadey
    Shadey Month ago


  • A-MAZE
    A-MAZE Month ago

    Imagine being a vegan and getting offended by this.
    Its freaking art Karen! This man is an artist

  • Soy gaming
    Soy gaming Month ago

    Stuff looks so good i could eat it raw 🤤

  • sakura
    sakura Month ago +3728

    Imagine being his kid one day: Breakfast 30 day dry aged wagyu, lunch Toro imported from Japan freshly caught, and for dinner A5 kobe filet

  • Kane Underwood
    Kane Underwood Month ago

    Dude I want that dry age box. That thing is awesome

  • Its Fazed
    Its Fazed 8 days ago +1

    I would definitely like to try this

  • Thewhiterabbit 2020

    It's sushimi if it's raw, but amazing recipe! Excited to try this someday!

    • ChashuBokChoy
      ChashuBokChoy Month ago

      nah, it’s just nigiri. most sushi is raw, save for stuff like eel and tamago

  • NeighborhoodPreacher
    NeighborhoodPreacher 10 days ago

    Caught about 100 lbs of bluefin off the cali coast once, made amazing sushi and seared steaks, would definitely recommend charter fishing for anyone who hasn’t

  • Scerpi
    Scerpi Month ago

    I dont even like sushi but somehow you make it look amazing

  • justin mcknight
    justin mcknight Month ago

    I don't know anything about dry aging a fish, but damn does that look fantastic. Wow

  • ItsLeeeroy
    ItsLeeeroy Month ago +498

    The fish: “DoNT EAT ME”

    His stomach: “oh i am going to eat you”

    • Afzalbe
      Afzalbe Month ago

      Aykchyually stomach only breaks it down , mouth eats it and intestines absorb the nutrients

    • ItsLeeeroy
      ItsLeeeroy Month ago +1

      That fish looked good 😋

  • NadiaR.
    NadiaR. Month ago +21

    Now I just want to see a sped up video of how the 18 days of dry aging changed the fish

  • Just Pain
    Just Pain 2 months ago +4856

    “don’t eat me”
    **proceeds to cut off head and dry age it**

    • KivuRaptor
      KivuRaptor Month ago +1

      @Sourav Govind my man playing farming simulator 😂

    • Luke Albanese
      Luke Albanese 2 months ago +1

      @Sourav Govind 😂😂😂 it's all good

    • Sourav Govind
      Sourav Govind 2 months ago +1

      @Luke Albanese haha sry bro i thought maybe if I shit on you I would get some likes too😅

    • Luke Albanese
      Luke Albanese 2 months ago +1

      @Sourav Govind i said one fucking thing 😹😹😹

    • Sourav Govind
      Sourav Govind 2 months ago

      @Luke Albanese someone give this guy some likes maybe he would shut up

  • Raoni
    Raoni Month ago +1

    The best thing about this video: no avocado involved !!! Real sushi chef

  • CC Texas Fishing
    CC Texas Fishing Month ago +1

    This guy is giving a tutorial like everyone can get a tuna

  • Ebony e Johnson
    Ebony e Johnson 3 days ago

    Oh my God you make me wish I was sitting next to you eating that LOL... Looks delicious

  • L̶ µ ɱ д
    L̶ µ ɱ д Month ago

    This is one of my favorite things to eat for dinner, but I buy it instead!

  • Devon Lockwood
    Devon Lockwood Month ago

    That is so beautiful!!! I don't think that I would rather have anything else on the planet!

  • A proud Duckie
    A proud Duckie Month ago

    Looking at you cut that was the most mouth watering thing I’ve seen since I last had sushi.

  • Noice69👌
    Noice69👌 10 days ago +111

    Fish: “don’t eat me”
    Max: “so anyway I started to cut off its head”

    MR. LIVING MEME Month ago

    Nice! That looks delicious

  • Cory
    Cory 2 months ago +3

    Would love a more detailed explanation of the flavour when you do these

  • top hat
    top hat 24 days ago

    I love how he calls it dragon armour Because I feel like you could make a sword out of that thing

  • Davadid
    Davadid 8 days ago

    My mouth is watering it looks so good

  • Madiha Syeda
    Madiha Syeda 7 days ago

    He’s literally teaching us like we have the time and money 💀

  • Average Chad Legionary

    I don’t like sushi as I don’t eat raw meat but searing up some dry aged tuna steaks sounds delicious!

  • M.H. L.
    M.H. L. 2 months ago +14

    As a sushi chef of 25 years, I find your tuna break down skills quite impressive.

  • Way2Dylagent
    Way2Dylagent Month ago

    I learned recently Japan eats blue fin 90% of the time. But in the US we use mahi or yellow.
    ✨ the more you know ✨

  • AeroTheSoftCat
    AeroTheSoftCat Month ago

    I'm not a fish person but this looks delicious

  • Jatin
    Jatin Month ago +32

    Although I'm a pure vegeterian but still seeing fish chop off makes me feel satisfied

    • Jatin
      Jatin 4 days ago

      @hellothere Yea I'm on chapter 75

    • hellothere
      hellothere 4 days ago

      I mean you read chainsaw man…..

  • NotPerfect_BG
    NotPerfect_BG Month ago +18

    " The dont eat me" then cuts off the head killed me🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Richard Bates
    Richard Bates 2 months ago +7

    1 million coming up and this dude deserves it! Great content always!

  • Franklin Auguste
    Franklin Auguste Month ago +1

    Would totally try this if I had 1 day to live

  • Stich Plays
    Stich Plays Month ago

    That looks so good

  • Midnight
    Midnight Month ago

    This looks soooo good

  • E Hernández
    E Hernández 20 days ago

    Bro I LOVE sushi and you made it BETTER👍🏼🤤🤤👏👏👏

  • Dan Rolf
    Dan Rolf 2 months ago +4

    You truly understand food in such a way that not too many people do. Keep it up Max, your content is legit one of a kind.

  • Mr. Potato
    Mr. Potato Month ago

    I’m not impressed by the tuna I’m impressed by the dry aging unit damn

  • Jslip
    Jslip Month ago

    I shivered in delight looking at that fresh cut

  • ~JuDy_thebest~
    ~JuDy_thebest~ Month ago

    That looks so yumyyyyyy!

  • krypto_andrez
    krypto_andrez 29 days ago

    That looks mad good

  • Daniel Connolly
    Daniel Connolly 2 months ago +8

    It's great to see someone that knows how to handle raw fish... When you put that wasabi on the fish directly, I felt that

  • ARKGamerYT 8113
    ARKGamerYT 8113 Month ago

    With skill like that there's nothing u cant cook!!

  • Ferdinando Canullo
    Ferdinando Canullo Month ago

    Delicious 😋

  • Victor0326
    Victor0326 Month ago

    One of the best ways to eat ahi tuna (AKA Katsuo in Japan) is sear cook. The taste of Katsuo is very different from real tuna (yellow fin or bluefin or mebachi) and isn't even close to the king of sushi..

  • Made You Look
    Made You Look Month ago

    Instant mouth water once I saw the red inside 🤤

  • Meeka b
    Meeka b 2 months ago +8

    What a beautiful fish!

    I can only image how amazing the taste was 😍

    • Meeka b
      Meeka b 2 months ago

      @AJ gamerboy WEE 🤣😂🤣😂

    • AJ gamerboy WEE
      AJ gamerboy WEE 2 months ago +1

      And i can only imagine how good the "dont eat me" was😍

  • Sorayah
    Sorayah Month ago +2

    Imagine someone opens the fridge and sees a whole fish drying in there 💀

  • 🥜peanut🥜
    🥜peanut🥜 Month ago

    It looks so tasty

  • Vesper
    Vesper Month ago

    Ugh this looks delicious

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  • Aleeza Raza
    Aleeza Raza 2 months ago +15

    Genuine question: since its dry aged, won't it have an intense fishy smell?

    • Edit name
      Edit name 2 months ago

      Fish smells like ocean when it’s fresh out the water like when u left ur clothes in the washing machine and they smell like water but u air dry and they no longer smell like water. It’s initially the same process.

  • ckchang0606
    ckchang0606 Month ago +14

    Imagine buying a fish that’s practically the length of a fifth grader and using it to make a couple of tuna sushi

  • [_]
    [_] 10 days ago

    I always say that I won't eat a fish unless it was cooked by a professional

  • -45-
    -45- Month ago

    I'm seeing a lot about dry aging recently, what exactly is it?

  • Jasha
    Jasha Month ago +1

    I really want to try some proper tuna because every time I've eaten it, even once did myself seared ahi tuna, it's blody tasteless. I really hope I'm wrong and that it's actually good.

    • Adonai Perez
      Adonai Perez 22 days ago

      Go to Hawaii. It’s by far the freshest best tuna/sushi you can ever get in the USA

    • SBOLO
      SBOLO Month ago

      The fattier tuna melts in your mouth

  • Jose Munoz
    Jose Munoz Month ago +36

    "Don't eat me."
    *Chops the fish's head*

  • cato aall
    cato aall Month ago

    That looks so good

  • Shariful Arif
    Shariful Arif Day ago

    Fish: Don’t Eat Me!
    Max: *makes sushi anyway*

  • Blake H
    Blake H Month ago

    My friend said, "what dumbass pays $4,000 for a fish just for a video"? This guy. The guy that probably made that 10 fold off this one great video. Big ups to you Max

  • chicken i am
    chicken i am 2 months ago +401

    As a Japanese, how deep you know about the tuna makes me feel beter.

    • Victor0326
      Victor0326 Month ago +2

      As a Japanese with a sushi chef dad I'm triggered because Ahi tuna (Katsuo) and what you would call 'Maguro' (Bluefin, yellowfin, or bigeye tuna) taste absolutely different.
      While Katso is still pretty good as sushi, it's famously known for katso-bushi (or typically just known as dashi over in the states) which is Ahi tuna completely dried out, shaven and powdered or boiled concentrated.
      Since typically the taste of ahi tuna is too strong, the most popular ahi tuna sushi is Katso-no-Tataki where the surface of the sushi block (saku) is seared and served as sashimi with ginger and green onions to cut the taste.
      Real 'maguro', at least in my opinion, doesn't even compare in taste although Tataki is also one of my favorite sushis.

    • skyson b pei
      skyson b pei Month ago

      Otoro 👌🏽

    • Myhlosic024
      Myhlosic024 Month ago

      @Eli That's not the intention at all. Japanese happen to be more knowledgeable because it's where sushi originates from.

    • John Hinojosa jr.
      John Hinojosa jr. Month ago

      I think he said he wants to see the sun again

    • C0rpGaming
      C0rpGaming Month ago

      "As a Japanese" doesn't sound right "being Japanese" does

  • 10k before February?
    10k before February? 5 days ago +1

    That fish is huge 😱

  • W
    W Month ago +3

    These shorts are so entertaining they they always make my day better💕

  • Nyki Moss
    Nyki Moss 4 days ago

    It's not a mistake ✨IT'S A MASTER PIECE✨

  • Nick Currier
    Nick Currier Month ago

    My mouth is watering something fierce, my go to splurge is on Fridays before I pick up my kids for the weekend had been a spicy tuna roll. Raw tuna is a decadent treat

  • Jareño
    Jareño 2 months ago +8

    Serious question, what stops fish or meat just going off and rotting when you dry age it? I've never understood this

    • Insert Name
      Insert Name Month ago

      @ᄂDEADSOONᄀ Though as a caveat, some of the more harmful strains of bacteria that can be found in fish/other meats, only goes inactive during processes like these, not outright killed. So there is always the chance you can get ill, but it's unlikely.

    • ᄂDEADSOONᄀ
      ᄂDEADSOONᄀ 2 months ago

      The lack of heat and moisture basically erradicate bacteria which is what causes flesh and meat to decay.

    • Joosh Shplampz
      Joosh Shplampz 2 months ago +7

      No expert, but I believe it’s because of the “dry” aging aspect, rather than just aging. You have to have a set up or one of those special refrigerator bags that only lets moisture out, not in. The outside dries out and hardens and protects the middle from bacteria that would make it rot

  • Aaron Henderson
    Aaron Henderson Month ago

    I bet that was 🔥🔥🔥, send me some!

  • ぷよやんメロス
    ぷよやんメロス Month ago +1


  • No one Asked
    No one Asked Month ago

    The moment he cut that fish it looked good as fuck that looks amazing

  • aditya singh
    aditya singh Month ago

    Let's just acknowledge how so many of us have a dry age machine & a 500 $ fish before we learn butchering & the recipe

    INDIAN BEA5T 2 months ago +2442

    Idk how you guys eat raw meat 😂

    • Dave football
      Dave football Day ago

      Like how just cook it

    • Mister Dude
      Mister Dude 6 days ago

      @Sriya V Our. Not just yours. It's because it was not processed as meat is being processed as it is now in more modern times. We took the animal out back and slaughtered it. Now it's being done professionally in a clean environment. Just like I remember helping my mom/grandma clean our rice from little stones etc, the rice we buy now is already clean and only needs to be rinsed for the starch.

    • Sriya V
      Sriya V 6 days ago

      @Mister Dude What made you say that our meat was dirty? Not attacking you. Just want to understand

    • Tax Evader
      Tax Evader 29 days ago

      @Jhvoannie Lambert yea it is

    • Rabkandara
      Rabkandara 29 days ago

      Btw, the tuna used in video is old-dried. Which is a bit different

  • Irma Iachini
    Irma Iachini Month ago

    Me:Can i have a sushi?
    Chef:Yes,just wait 18 days

  • Cmrn
    Cmrn Month ago

    Guys did you notice he's buff? He curled the fish so he must be buff! Tell him how buff he is or he might not sleep tonight

  • M O
    M O Month ago

    Went to an expensive fish place and had raw fish and ugh it taste good and is super tender. Something about eating raw things I can't do tho, just couldn't do it anymore even tho its good

  • Nina..Watchman
    Nina..Watchman 2 days ago +4

    My jaw dropped when he cut into that tuna. Like, look at the colouring.

  • DoA TV
    DoA TV 2 months ago +116

    Shit look hella good never thought I'd think raw fish straight cut an eat would be good.

    • Quarkonium
      Quarkonium Month ago +1

      Yeah, Toro is really good stuff. I’ve never had Otoro, which I’ve heard is the best, but Chutoro is an amazing experience if you’re into sushi. Tastes more buttery than fishy and it’s super tender so it stays together when you pick it up but falls apart easily in your mouth. It’s expensive though; I got two pieces of Nigiri for $25 and the Otoro was so expensive it was just listed as “Market Price”

    • DaDangala
      DaDangala Month ago

      Learn to spot super fresh seafood... you can eat it raw just make sure where it came from and check for signs of parasite

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  • Mari Lam
    Mari Lam 6 days ago

    I adore Tuna, I want to try this so bad

  • Orlando Legutan Jr.

    Omg i love tuna!! I what to eat it now!😋😋

  • g00seness
    g00seness Month ago +5

    Ahi Tuna is my favorite food and this looks so goddamn good I wish I was just there

    • g00seness
      g00seness 9 days ago

      @Md.Taherul Islam Because I like eating raw fish??? What other reason is there?

    • Md.Taherul Islam
      Md.Taherul Islam 10 days ago

      This is raw fish what do you mean this looks so goddamn good

  • Terrence Buggs Jr
    Terrence Buggs Jr Month ago +1

    “Don’t eat me” 😂😂😂😂 I’m crying

  • Alyssa
    Alyssa 2 months ago +596

    “Don’t eat me!”
    -Max the meat guy’s Tuna

    • Vulcu
      Vulcu 2 months ago +1

      @Uzumaki Boruto not a problem

    • Uzumaki Boruto
      Uzumaki Boruto 2 months ago +3

      @Vulcu oh thanks for explanation 😀

    • Vulcu
      Vulcu 2 months ago

      @Uzumaki Boruto tuna is one of the single types of meat to that you can eat raw. It s pretty soft and easy to chew and it doesn't have parasites that could affect a human(btw sry for my English)

    • Uzumaki Boruto
      Uzumaki Boruto 2 months ago

      @Pietro Maximoff I'm 18+ lol

    • Pietro Maximoff
      Pietro Maximoff 2 months ago

      @Uzumaki Boruto How old are you? Genuinely 😂 That’s literally what most sushi is made of

  • ZzzDarkCloudzzZ
    ZzzDarkCloudzzZ Month ago +12

    Im convinced this guy would eat animals alive and screaming if it wasnt inhumane, he likes it all hella raw. What a wild man (compliment)

  • JB86
    JB86 Month ago

    I love yellow fin here in Hawai’i but the blue fin of the coast of cape cod is so choice !

  • Krishley Sahani
    Krishley Sahani 19 hours ago

    Where I live, raw fish is a taboo.....

    But who cares? I wanna eat it.

  • cainification
    cainification Month ago

    I think Tuna in it's truest form would be before the dry age

  • Shaneca René
    Shaneca René 2 months ago +16

    Max: I can tell this was a super fast and powerful fish

    Fish being cut into sushi: Not fast enough 😩😭😭

  • Ben Crane
    Ben Crane Month ago

    I was sure he was going to hit that meat with flaky salt and I was going to freak out. Thank God.

  • Alexander Bemar
    Alexander Bemar 6 days ago

    Try eat raw when it just pulled out of the water. No sauce or anything, just a raw, fresh tuna. The Toro...at it's best taste!

  • brian morrison
    brian morrison Month ago

    I respect the food video, but after seeing this. Im more curious on what fish market you use as well what brand dry aging cabinet you own

  • Torpila
    Torpila Month ago +7

    I love how he said: "Dont eat mee"

  • AɳυႦιʂ
    AɳυႦιʂ Month ago

    $4.000 😳 I used to catch that fish and here it's only $20

  • Sinful
    Sinful Month ago

    The first time I ate wasabi I just dipped it in cus I am a spicy food enjoyer and honestly I thought it'd be worse

  • August Hindman
    August Hindman 7 days ago

    “It’s not a mistake it’s a ✨MASTERPIECE✨”