Exploring Ora King Salmon: The Ocean's Finest at TOWNE380

At TOWNE380, we take pride in offering the finest culinary experiences, where quality ingredients play the starring role in every dish. One such star that graces more than one dish on our menu is the Ora King Salmon. Hailing from the clear waters of New Zealand, this salmon variety comes with a rich history, exceptional taste, and a texture that's earned it the title "The Wagyu of the Sea." Join us as we dive into the world of Ora King Salmon and discover what makes it so special.

A Journey through Time

The story of Ora King Salmon begins on the shores of New Zealand, where it's raised in a habitat carefully designed to mimic its natural environment. This dedication to sustainability and quality breeding has transformed Ora King into an emblem of oceanic excellence. The journey from the pristine waters to your plate is a testament to the passion that drives our culinary philosophy. It’s no short passage! However, the long distance is worth it for the elevation that this ingredient offers to our salmon dishes.

Flavours that Speak for Themselves

Ora King Salmon is defined by delicate pink flesh, adorned with streaks of healthy fat. This beautiful balance results in a flavor profile that's a mix of savory richness and a hint of ocean sweetness. But Ora King Salmon is more than a fish; it's an experience of texture that's unlike any other. Just like the tenderness of a well-marbled steak, this salmon practically melts in your mouth, leaving a sensation that's both satisfying and memorable.

The Sea's Answer to Wagyu

Drawing parallels between Ora King Salmon and Wagyu might seem unexpected, but there's a reason for the comparison. Just as Wagyu beef is celebrated for its marbling and tenderness, Ora King Salmon is too. Both are the result of dedicated breeding practices that prioritize quality above all else. This is why Ora King Salmon earns its reputation as the "Wagyu of the Sea," embodying a combination of quality, texture, and taste that's rare and exceptional.

A Canvas for Culinary Artistry

Ora King Salmon isn't just an ingredient; it's a canvas that invites chefs to paint their culinary visions. Its versatility allows for an array of preparations, from the simplicity of sashimi that lets the natural flavors shine, to elaborate dishes that play with its texture and taste. Grilled, poached, or smoked, Ora King Salmon adapts to various techniques while preserving its distinct character. 

At TOWNE380, you’ll see Ora King Salmon featured raw in our Salmon Crudo and Salmon Tartare, as well as cooked in our Ora King Salmon dish with creamess minted pea coulis, cauliflower florets, lemon zest, and microgreens. In each dish, the Ora King Salmon provides the perfect base for a symphony of flavours.


When you dine at TOWNE380, you're not just enjoying a meal; you're embarking on a journey through flavours, textures, and stories. Ora King Salmon, with its roots in New Zealand's pristine waters, embodies this philosophy. Its history, taste, and texture combine to offer a genuine taste of the ocean's finest. Join us in celebrating this exceptional ingredient that transforms dining into an unforgettable experience.

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