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Prawn and crab

A photo of ama ebi sushi
Alaskan pink shrimp (Ama ebi)

Alaskan pink shrimp (Ama ebi)

It has sweet and melting taste. This prawns transform themselves to female altogether when they reach the age of six year old. The ones in midst of transformation period are very expensive. The ones left aside whole day after caught are considered tastier than fresh alive ones.

Also called Northern shrimp.

Main production area

Hokkaido Ishikawa

Famous production area



Late autumn-Winter