A photo of shinko nigiri
Baby Gizzard shad (Shinko)

Baby Gizzard shad (Shinko)

【Nigiri sushi: Hikarimono
What is Shinko? What does Shinko nigiri taste like?
Shinko is referred to as baby Kohada with the size of 10cm or smaller. The first catch of fish is purchased at an inflated price since every sushi chef seeks this ingredient. Normally several fish are placed atop sushi due to its smaller size. Its relatively low content of fat offers a plain and fine taste and many sushi fans look forward to its season.

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List of Silver-skinned fish (Hikarimono)

Main production area

Kumamoto Oita Aichi Chiba

Famous production area

Amakusa TokyoBay Nanao


Early summer