Meaning of toro in English:

toro

Pronunciation /ˈtɔːrəʊ/

noun

mass noun
  • (in Japanese cooking) tuna meat from the belly of the fish, pale pink and rich in fat and used in sushi and sashimi.

    ‘Use more wasabi for fattier fish, such as toro or yellowtail, less wasabi on lean cuts, such as clam or squid.’
    • ‘Insipid, as if the full, lush taste of prime toro had been washed out by some mysterious force.’
    • ‘Like the famous beef, this toro wasn't so much larded with richness as it was infused with it.’
    • ‘After that came a fine example of chu-toro (No. 2 on the sushi-snob toro scale, above maguro and below the hyperdelicate o-toro), which Seki flavored with a mild wasabi sauce.’
    • ‘Likewise the toro, the pink-flushed, fatty tuna belly that is subversively tender.’
    • ‘I didn't see a scallop, toro, eel or anything more adventurous - these are all on the a la carte menu, but some items are just too expensive for all-you-can-eat.’
    • ‘When Takayama makes a toro maki roll, he jams it with fistfuls of tuna belly.’

Origin

Japanese, probably short for torori to ‘melting in the mouth’.