What makes toro-taku so perfectly delicious. It suddenly occurred to me when I was eating with a friend who had never tried this before. I thought to myself what caught his attention. After analyzing it more, I realized its the ultimate combination of raw ingredients. The shiso leaf is bitter, so it gives a very sharp taste, while the takuan is sweet from the miso marination, and the sesame is crunchy, and adds yet another dimensions of taste, and then the toro, is flavored with a rich intensity. The crispy seaweed packages this into a single bite. This is sushi royal and there is no other food quite like it.